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About Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is one of the largest autonomous distance
learning education institute in India.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) has, since its inception in 2001, made rapid strides in providing quality education to many students - making it one of the few large and most sought after distance learning institutes of India.


LEADING DISTANCE LEARNING INSTITUTE IN THE COUNTRY: Ranked 1st amongst the top Distance Learning Institutes for student learning experience by Careers 360 Rating


  • Approach to teaching includes contemporary delivery styles with a combination of – Printed study books, online classroom learning, e-learning, e-mentoring and faculty interaction.

  • Tutors use online chats and online classrooms to stimulate discussions. These sessions allow students to interact with faculty and clear their doubts immediately.

  • 'Symbiosis World Campus' - a powerful web portal, forms the Centre of learning with facilities like - Computer based Assignment Submission, Computer based Exam Booking, Message Boards and E-Mentoring.


  • A robust system of Computer based Assignments and On Demand Examinations System allows participants to decide pace and style of the study! Huge advantage for working professionals allowing them to prioritize their professional and learning needs.


  • Excellent Student support services in terms of a dedicated Call Centre with counselors to give prompt response / guidance. In addition an 'e' communication centre which handles all student queries promptly & effectively.

PGD-Design Thinking

About This Program

Design Thinking is about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation and fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve complex problems.

It is a structured methodology used by professionals to develop and deliver products, services and experiences that address unsaid human needs. It is a structured approach that uses empathy and innovative thinking to solve critical business problems and deliver products and services that delight customers.

PGD in Design Thinking equips every professional understand, solve complex business problems that are difficult to decipher. Professionals with applied skills would provide a positive impact on organizational top line and bottom line. Professionals can develop low cost working prototypes for various needs and test them in real time.

Eligibility : Graduation From Recognized University.

Duration : Minimum 1 Year and Maximum 2 Years

PGP-Strategic Management

About This Program

Today businesses are operating in highly dynamic marketplace. Therefore, it is important to consider not only business projects but also organizations vision and policies.

PGP in Strategic Management fosters the ability to factor the unique facets of an organization, build and recommend a strategy to capitalize on them. It also prepares you to effectively analyze business operations, identifying competition, evolve operations and survive volatile markets in a rapidly growing business environment.

Eligibility : Graduation From Recognized University.

Duration : Minimum 1 Year and Maximum 2 Years

Program Delivery

Upon Registration, The Provisional Students Are Provided With The Login Credentials Of The Virtual Campus For Accessing The Courses Online Within 14 Working Days.

The Virtual Campus Would Have Semester Wise Buckets For Subjects Of The Said Program. Every Subject Would Have Various Chapters With Following Learning Activities For The Students:

Digital Textbook

These Are The Self-Learning Material In Form Of Notes, Which Are Created In Simple And Understandable Language For Any Learner To Get Well Acquainted With The Topic.

G Book

Guidebook Helps The Learners Understand The Key Insights Which Are The Fundamentals Of The Topic In An Easier And Simpler Language.

Practice test

For Every Topic, The Learners Can Gauge Their Understanding During The Learning Process Through The Practice Test.

Live Interactive
Online Sessions

For Major Subjects, There Would Be Academic Doubt Resolving Sessions For The Students. The Student Can Attend The Scheduled Live Sessions As Published On The Website.

Assessment Method

Continuous Evaluation

  • As a part of Internal Assessments, Students would need to submit one online assignment for each subject which would have MCQ based assessment.

  • Passing criteria is 50% for each assignment

  • Students get 2 free attempts of assignments for each subject; subsequently for add on attempts students have to pay Rs 350/- per each attempt.

  • Exam fee of Rs. 450/- per attempt / subject is to be paid separately, per paper per attempt and is not included in program fee. Exam fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.


  • Students are required to book their examination slots as per their time and pace, hence termed as On Demand.

  • Exams will include MCQs and Subjective question (two subjective questions of 5 marks each) as per SCDL evaluation process.

  • Passing criteria is 50% for each subject in examinations

  • Students to appear for exams by paying Rs. 450/Subject per attempt

Project Work

  • Project submission should be in soft copy attached with Plagiarism report.

  • As per the SCDL norms Plagiarism should be below 10%

  • Project work would be around 80 to 100 pages as per the format provided by the SCDL.

  • The students should refer the project guidelines as provided by the SCDL

  • The project should be done by the student and must be original and should not be plagiarized.

  • The soft copy of the said project needs to be submitted before the start of the final examination.

  • Passing criteria for project work is 50% (Total Marks 100)

  • Students while submitting the project work to SCDL should pay Rs. 600/- as Project Evaluation Fees.

  • Evaluation of Project : Total Marks – 100

Results, Mark Sheets and Certification:

  • Results would be declared online within 45 days from Examinations

  • Mark Sheets and Certification would be issued only after students have successfully passed all subjects.

Fees Structure

Fee Plan - Installment

At Time of Admission Within Six Months from Admission Total Fee
30,000 /- 20,000 /- 50,000 /-

Fee Plan - EMI through Non Banking Finance Company (NBFC)

DownPayment (INR) EMI (INR) Tenure EMI Fees (INR) Exam Fees Payable at Time of Exam Additional Total Fee
10,975 /- 6,987 / month 6 months 52,895 /- 3,300 /- 56,195 /-