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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions about Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
  • Is SCDL recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)?

    Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is one of the largest autonomous distance learning education institute in India recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) – Distance Education Bureau (DEB).

  • What are the current rankings of Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning?

    Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is one of the leading distance learning institutes in the country. Ranked 1st amongst the top Distance Learning Institutes for student learning experience by Career India in 2017, by Careers 360 Rating 2012, 2nd amongst the Leading Institutes, by DNA Indus Learning Survey 2012. Ranked 3rd amongst the Top Distance Learning Institutes - by Competition Success Review. Ranked 8th amongst the Best Distance Learning Institutes - by Outlook.

    In addition, SCDL is winner of the Maharashtra Government's IT Award for Human Resource Development through quality Distance Education and innovative use of ICT.

  • Are the programs offered at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning accepted by the Industry?

    Programs offered by Symbiosis have a very high industry acceptance. In addition, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is an education provider to leading global corporates such Airtel, Bajaj Finance Ltd., Bharti Pvt. Ltd., Cipla, Cognizant, Collabera, Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd., HCL, Hindalco Industries Ltd., IBM, Vodafone, Walmart, Wipro, TATA AIA, EFL Pvt. Ltd., SBI General Insurance, Arvind Ltd. EPIC Research, TAFE Ltd. etc. and many more...

  • What is the scope of ISO 9001:2008 at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning?

    The scope of ISO 9001: 2008 at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning includes "Proving Quality Education through Open and Distance learning Mode for the purpose of Professional Growth and Skill Development".

  • How many students are currently pursuing programs at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning?

    Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) has more than One Lac active students enrolled from India and abroad making it one of the most sought after distance learning institutes in India.

  • What are the highlights of the teaching methodology at SCDL?

    At Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, we help you achieve your qualification without restrictions-, at your time, place and pace. The highlight of the program is our dynamic study material, online mode of study, and experienced industry experts as guest lecturers and tutors. The teaching methodology at SCDL includes:

    • Study Material: Study material books, specially designed for distant learners and authored by renowned faculty are sent by courier for each semester on the corporate address.
    • E-Learning modules: e-Learning, a pioneering initiative by SCDL provides interactive learning experiences on key concepts of the curriculum.
    • E-Mentoring: : e-Mentoring involves giving academic support necessary for distant learners via e-mail.
    • Online Classroom Sessions: Online classroom sessions are conducted for all courses throughout the year. In Virtual Classroom environment students are able to attend a live online classroom and interact with an expert faculty via internet. Students can ask questions, have interaction and even replay an archived lecture.
Academics Related Questions
  • Are the programs approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) – Distance Education Bureau (DEB).

    Yes, the programs are approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) – Distance Education Bureau (DEB).

  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning has a portfolio of programs, how do I choose the right one for me?

    Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning offers an excellent range of programs across industry sectors, these include: Business Management, International Business, Banking and Finance, IT Management, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Insurance Management, Business and Corporate Law and Entrepreneurship Development and many more.

    We strongly recommend you visit our Program Selection guide, which will help you with the selection of the program basis your work experience and academic qualifications. Click Here

  • What are the learning methods at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning?

    Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning has a blended approach to student learning with a combination of - traditional books, e-learning 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 - Assignment Submission, Online Exam Booking, Message Boards and E-Mentoring.

  • What is the background of tutors who mentor us for the program?

    Teaching staff are drawn from academic and industry backgrounds. The teaching incorporates all the latest developments in business. The teaching staffs ensure they address the challenge of putting theory into practice. This ensures that what you learn at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is always current and up-to-date.

  • How can I interact with the tutors?

    You can interact with the tutors via online classrooms, via online faculty chat sessions and at the Personal Contact Sessions conducted at Pune.

  • How often are the online classes conducted?

    Online Classes are conducted on a daily basis. Kindly refer to the Online Class schedule available in the student login.

  • Does SCDL conduct contact classes in specific cities?

    Yes, SCDL conducts Personal Contact Programs at Pune. The PCP's are conducted with an objective to provide students with an understanding of the core and specialisation subjects and discuss the assessment standards of the institution. We strongly recommend students to attend the PCP's, keep visiting the SCDL website to know the PCP schedule.

Admissions Related Questions
  • When does the program begin for the academic year?
    The session of the enrolled program begins in July each year. Your program start date shall be 01 July of the academic year.
  • Can I speak to an admissions counsellor or get personalised counselling?
    Yes, you can speak or Chat online to an admission counsellor or get personalised counselling at SCDL Campus at Pune or via Online Counselling on the www.scdl.net website.
  • What is the Eligibility Criteria?

    The Eligibility Criteria for two years and one year Post Graduate Diploma programs is; applicant has to be a Bachloer degree holders / Graduates in any discipline from a recognized University (UGC/AICTE). Student seeking admissions to Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration have to fulfil Eligibility Criteria 1 and Criteria 2. Diploma holders are not eligible for Post Graduate Programs, however may contact us for Certificate programs where min 3 years of work experience is required at supervisory level

  • Where can I purchase the Application Form?
    You can purchase the application from
    • SCDL Campus at Pune for Rs 1500/-.
    • Online from the SCDL website for RS 1500/-, please click here.
    • International / SAARC Students can purchase the prospectus and application form online for USD 100 or equivalent Rs 6,900/-.
  • What is the Admission Process?
    Step 1: Purchase the application form online Click Here for Rs 1500/-. You can purchase the Application Form at SCDL Pune Campus, International/SAARC Students need to pay for USD 100 or equivalent Rs 6,900/- for purchase Application Form.

    Step 2: The duly filled form along with the below mentioned list of documents, as applicable, must be submitted at SCDL Pune Campus. To view the application process, Click Here:
    • Two coloured passport size recent photographs. Side facing and selfie photos not accepted.
    • Photo Identity proof, clear copy (any one – Passport, PAN Card, Driving Licence, Adhar Card, Election Card.)
    • Photocopy of the Graduation/Provisional or Passing Certificate, duly attested by Class One Gazette Officer as per the applicable eligibility for the applied program. Self Attested or photocopy of attested document is not accepted.
    • Service certificate (applicable for Diploma holders and Active Defence Personnel only).
    • Name Change document (if applicable).
    • Photocopy of Standard XII mark sheet (Applicable for Diploma in Creative Writing in English and Diploma in English Language Teaching), duly attested by Class One Gazette officer or notarised by a Notary
    • For International/SAARC students, photocopy of passport page showing valid visa of the foreign country.
    Note for PGDBA program Applicants:
    • Students seeking admission to PGDBA program, in addition to above mentioned documents, have to submit a photocopy of his/her valid score card of any one of the State Level MBA/ MMS-CET/ G-MAT/ N-MAT/ C-MAT/ CAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ XAT or equivalent entrance test at State or National level, valid for current academic year.
    • Students seeking admission to PGDBA program who have not appeared in any of the State Level or equivalent entrance test at State or National level, valid for current academic year have to qualify in the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test.
    • Students have to pay separate entrance test fee, book entrance test slot, appear for the entrance test and then qualify in the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test,
    • Entrance test fee is to be paid online immediately after filling the application form online or have to pay in cash at SCDL campus or submit a single Demand Draft for Non-Refundable entrance test Fee (giving candidate's name/details on the reverse side). The Demand Draft should be in favour of: “The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune. In case of online payment, online successful payment status report should be attached.
    • ONLY for PGDBA program:
      • A student exempted from SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test, has to submit a copy of his/her valid score card of any one of the State Level MBA/ MMS-CET / C-MAT / G-MAT/ N-MAT / CAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ XAT/ or equivalent entrance test at State or National Level, valid for current academic year, duly self-attested.
      • Student appearing for SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test must clear the Entrance Test.
  • What do you mean by attestation of copies of academic documents/certificates by a Gazette Officer or notarised by a Notary?
    • Attestation of copies of documents/certificates: It means that on the photocopy of your document/certificates there should be a sign of a class one gazette officer or a notary official with their clear official seal and signatures stating that the photocopies are verified and true copies of the original academic documents/certificates.

      Gazetted Officer: An officer or public servant, who is appointed under the seal of the governor of the concerned state or by the president of India at national level, requires being listed in the Indian gazette or state government gazette to be considered a gazette officer. Gazette Officer is an officer in Indian government service whose signature is required for attesting certificate copies and photographs of a person. (Gazetted Officers in India Click Here)

      Notary:A Notary Public is a legally authorized individual who can administer oaths and witness and authenticate documents. A Notary Public simply checks your identification and then signs and stamps the document with an official "seal", showing that they have witnessed your signature and verified you’re ID and documents/certificates.

      Note: It is compulsory to submit the attested copies of your certificates to get confirmed admission or else the admission shall be given on provisional basis. Submission of proper documents as per policies, within the timelines, for confirmation of admission, is the sole responsibility of the student.
  • Can I submit my original certificate to SCDL pune Campus for verification of my documents?
    • STUDENTS SHOULD NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE TO SCDL BY POST. .
      SCDL is not liable for return/loss of original documents sent by students.
      However, students seeking walk-in admission in person at SCDL pune Campus may submit self attested copies of documents, provided the students should sign the photocopy and produce in person the original certificate for verification to the SCDL Competent authority at SCDL Pune Campus.
  • My Bachelor Degree Certificate is pending, I have not received the same yet, can I submit the internet result copy declared by the University on the website, and would you consider my application?
    • We require Bachelor Degree completion related documents that is either all the year mark sheet OR the Provisional certificate OR the Bachelor Degree certificate. Any one.
      Your application may be considered if your bachelor degree related mark sheets are internet print out, provided you get the internet result copy duly attested from your respective college principal/registrar only with their clear official seal and signatures. However, you would be required to submit the required bachelor degree completion related documents by November 15, 2017 or within the timeline specified by SCDL to get confirmed admission. Submission of proper documents as per policies, within the timelines in the prescribed format as specified by SCDL, for confirmation of admission, is the sole responsibility of the student.
  • What is Provisional Admission?
    Provisional Admission is granted, in following cases:
    • Recent 2 coloured passport size photographs are not attached or the attached photo graph is not in the prescribed format as specified by SCDL.
    • Bachelor degree completion document photocopy is self attested or is photocopy of attested document or is attested by Non-Gazetted Officer / is attested in local language which is not readable.
    • Photo identity proof is not attached or attached photocopy is not clear.
    • Service Certificate (Diploma holders & active Defence personnel) is either not attached / not attested / is incorrect.
    • Visa/Passport copy (for International / SAARC students) is either not enclosed / is expired / is incorrect.
    • Name change document photocopy is either not enclosed / is not clear / is in local language which is not readable.
    • Application form not signed.
    • Inadequate document / application form / attestation is not clear.
    • Qualified SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test, but has one or more of the above mentioned deficiency.
    • Not submitted the copy of his/her valid score card of any one of the State Level MBA/ MMS-CET/G-MAT/ CAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ XAT/ C-MAT or equivalent entrance test at State or National Level, valid for current academic year, duly self-attested. Submission of proper documents as per policies, within the timelines as specified by SCDL, for confirmation of admission, is the sole responsibility of the student.
    Submission of proper documents as per policies, within the timelines as specified by SCDL, for confirmation of admission, is the sole responsibility of the student.
  • What will be my admission date? When do I receive the Admission Letter / ID card and Study Material?
    • Your admission date is the date when you are given admission to the applied program. You are informed the status of your application form by email on the date of your admission. Student who fulfils all the admission related eligibility criteria as per SCDL policies get Confirmed Admission and ID Card. Student admitted on Provisional basis do not receive any ID card until the admission is confirmed. Your Admission Letter / ID card will be dispatched to you within 10 days from the date of processing of your application form. And Study Material is dispatched within 4-5 days after you pay the complete program fee as per policies and timelines informed by SCDL.
  • How do I decide my admission category?
    Student have to select applicable category as explained below:
    • GENERAL CATEGORY: Students, who have completed their education in India and would like to take their examination from India and avail all services in India, will be considered in the General Category.
    • DEFENCE / PARAMILITARY / POLICE CATEGORY: Special fee concession is given to active Defence Personnel (Army, Navy and Air Force) and Paramilitary/ Police Personnel, as a token of appreciation and recognition of their services to our nation. Fee concession is not available to personnel in civilian category, working in Defence establishments (Ministry of defence/ D.R.D.O. etc.) and Retired Defence/Paramilitary/Police Personnel and their dependents.
    • INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY: International students are those who hold the passport issued by a foreign country, including people of Indian origin (NRIs) who have acquired the nationality of a foreign country.
    • SAARC CATEGORY: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an organisation of South Asian nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Students, holding passport issued by a SAARC country (except India), including people of Indian origin (NRI’s) who have acquired the nationality of a SAARC country will be considered under SAARC category.
    Students holding Indian passport but residing in SAARC/ International Country, at the time of applying for admission irrespective of the duration of their stay and having valid visas will also be considered under SAARC/ International country students.
  • Can I apply for category change from International/SAARC to General or vice versa?
    • Yes, you can apply for change of category from International/SAARC to General but there will be no refund of the paid program fees.
    • And in case you want to change category from General to International/SAARC, you will have to pay the difference in the program fees in INR or USD (as per prescribed exchange rate) and submit the photocopies of valid visa and address proof.
  • When will I be able to access my Student Services and Learning facilities?
    • Students will be able to avail, Student Services and Learning facilities like: Online Classes, Online query solving with Faculty, E-Library and E-Learning, Online Assignments, Personal Contact Programs and booking for Computer Based Examinations in their student login, only after their admission is CONFIRMED and they have PAID THE FULL FEE OF THE ENROLLED PROGRAM.
    • Students with confirmed admission, who fail to pay fee on specified timeline will not be allowed to access any student related services and learning facilities. They will not be allowed to appear in any examinations or submit any assignments for the enrolled program.
  • Can I enrol for 2 specialisations for the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration? Would there be an effect on the duration and fees in case I enrol for the dual specialisation?
    Yes, you can enrol for the second specialisation on or before November 15, 2017. Yes there is an additional fee for the second specialisation as follows:
    Category Amount Date of Payment
    General/ Defence/ Police/ Paramilitary Rs 10,000/- November 15, 2017
    SAARC USD 400 or Rs. 27,600/- November 15, 2017
    International USD 700 or Rs. 48,300/- November 15, 2017
  • How and when can I apply for cancellation of admission? Will I get refund of fee?
    • Students desiring to cancel their admission need to submit an application for cancellation of admission (Application for Refund of Program Fees) only in the prescribed format, available in the student login on SCDL website, within 30 days from the date of admission for the enrolled program.
    • Students will receive only the refund for program fees paid by them after the deduction of 25% administrative charges, on the paid amount. Application form fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • Refund application will be processed only after the student return to SCDL, the self-learning material, confirmation/provisional letter, ID card or any other SCDL material that the student has in his/her custody. In case the study material and/or ID card are not returned to SCDL on or before the prescribed deadline. Rs 1000/- and Rs 150/- [for General and Defence/ Paramilitary/Police category], USD 60 and USD 35 (for International category) & USD 52 and USD 25 (for SAARC category) will be deducted from the refunded amount for Study Material and ID card respectively.
    • Any application for refund of program fees received after 30 days from the date of admission for the enrolled program will not be accepted.
  • When is my admission liable to get cancelled? Will I get refund of fees paid?
    • It is the sole responsibility of the student to pay all prescribed fees as per the timelines mentioned in the prospectus for the program in which he/she has enrolled. If a student fails to pay the fees as per the timelines, then in such a case, his/her admission shall stand cancelled.
    • In case of students enrolled on a provisional basis, if the documents required for the purpose of eligibility are not submitted on or before November 15, 2017 or if submitted with deficiencies (i.e. not in the manner prescribed) and the deficiencies are not made good on or before November 15, 2017 or within 15 days of communication to that effect, whichever is later, then his/her admission shall stand cancelled.
    • In both the cases as mentioned above the student is not entitled to any refund of paid fees.
Fees Related Questions
  • What is the Mode of Payment of fees?
    The mode of payment of fee is given below:
    • CASH: All types of fees can be paid in cash only at SCDL, Pune Campus.
    • DEMAND DRAFT: Students can pay fees via a Demand Draft (DD) drawn in the favour of “The Director, SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune. All DDs should be sent by Post/Courier to SCDL, Pune only. Student must mention their name, registration number, contact number, program enrolled and type of fees being remitted on the reverse side of the Demand Draft using ball-pen only. Students must retain a photocopy of the Demand Draft sent to SCDL. SCDL will not be responsible for lost/delayed/unidentified DDs. SCDL is not liable for loss of financial instruments in transit or for unidentified financial instruments, i.e. without sender’s details or reason of fee remittance on the reverse of the DD. Cash must not be sent to SCDL by Post/Courier. SCDL will not be responsible for depositing of any DD which is not payable in Pune or cash sent by post/courier. Payments made via cheques and or any co-operative banks DD are not accepted.
    • ONLINE: Students can pay application form fees, program fees and all exam fees online
    International/SAARC students: Such students must remit all fees in USD or INR equivalent, as prescribed by SCDL. The exchange rate applicable will be Rs 69/- against 1 USD for the current academic year.
  • What are the Fees for the 2 year Post Graduate Diploma programs? Can I pay in Instalments?

    The 2 year Post Graduate Diploma programs include Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA), Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (PGDIB), Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF), Post Graduate Diploma in IT Management (PGDITM). The applicable fee for the 2 year Post Graduate Diploma program is as follows and it can be paid either as per Option 1 – Full Fee or it can also be paid as per Option 2- Two Instalments as follows:

    Option 1- Full Fee Option 2 -Installment
    Category Full Fee pay within 30 days from the date of admission 1st installment - Pay within 30 days from the date of admission 2 nd installment -Pay within 60 days from the date of 1st installment
    General Rs 37,000/- Rs 25,000/- Rs 16,000/-
    Defence / Paramilitary / Police Rs 34,000/- Rs 24,000/- Rs 14,000/-
    International USD 2400 or Rs. 1,65,600/- USD 1600 or Rs. 1,10,400 /- USD 1100 or Rs. 75,900 /-
    SAARC USD 1300 or Rs. 89,700/- USD USD 900 or Rs. 62,100/- USD USD 600 or Rs. 41,400/-
    Note: Participants are required to pay additional exam fees per exam attempt.

    Please note: you will be allowed to appear for examinations only once both the instalments are paid. Hence we recommend you to pay the full fee at the start of the program, to facilitate you to access all teaching resources and examinations.
  • What are the Fees for the 1 year Post Graduate Diploma programs? Can I pay in Instalments?

    The 1 year Post Graduate Diploma programs include Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Management (PGDIM), Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management (PGDRM), Post Graduate Diploma in Customer Relationship Management (PGDCRM), Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (PGDSCM), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM), Post Graduate Diploma in Export and Import Management (PGDEXIM), Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID), Post Graduate Diploma in Technical Writing (PGDTW), Post Graduate Diploma in Pre Primary Teachers Training (PGDPTT), Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Corporate Law (PGDBCL) and Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCWE). The applicable fee for the 1 year Post Graduate Diploma program is as follows and it can be paid either as per Option 1 – Full Fee or it can also be paid as per Option 2- Two Instalments as follows:

    The program fees can also be paid in installments as follows:
    Option 1- Full Fee Option 2 -Installment
    Category Full Fee pay within 30 days from the date of admission 1st installment - Pay within 30 days from the date of admission 2 nd installment -Pay within 60 days from the date of 1st installment
    General Rs 23,000/- Rs 18,000/- Rs 9,000/-
    Defence / Paramilitary / Police Rs 20,000/- Rs 15,000/- Rs 8,000/-
    International USD 1500 or Rs. 1,03,500/- USD 1200 or Rs. 82,800 /- USD 600 or Rs. 41,400 /-
    SAARC USD 850 or Rs. 58,650/- USD USD 700 or Rs. 48,300/- USD USD 300 or Rs. 20,700/-
    Note:Note: Participants are required to pay additional exam fees per exam attempt.

    Please note: you will be allowed to appear for examinations only once both the instalments are paid. Hence we recommend you to pay the full fee at the start of the program, to facilitate you to access all teaching resources and examinations.
  • What are the Fees for the Certificate programs? Can I pay in Instalments?

    The Fees for the Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship Development (CPED),Certificate Program in Management Accounting (CPMA) and Certificate Program in Digital Marketing (CPDM) are as:


    Category Amount Date of Payment
    General Rs 11,000/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    Active Defence / Police / Paramilitary Rs 11,000/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    International USD 450 or Rs. 31,050/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    SAARC USD 350 or Rs. 24,150/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    The Fees for the Certificate Program in Cyber Law:

    Category Amount Date of Payment
    General Rs 11,000/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    Active Defence / Police / Paramilitary Rs 11,000/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    International USD 350 or Rs. 24,150/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    SAARC USD 300 or Rs. 20,700/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    Please note: you are required to pay the full fee at the time of registration.
  • What are the Fees for the Single courses? Can I pay in Instalments?
    The Fees for the Single Courses is :

    Category Amount Date of Payment
    General Rs 10,000/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    Active Defence / Police / Paramilitary Rs 10,000/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    International USD 200 or Rs. 13,800/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    SAARC USD 175 or Rs. 12,075/- Pay within 30 days from the date of admission
    Please note: you are required to pay the full fee at the time of registration.
  • Do I need to pay additional fee for the dual specialisation option in Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration?
    Yes, the fee for dual specialisation option in Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is as follows:

    Category Amount Date of Payment
    General Rs 10,000/- November 15, 2017
    Active Defence / Police / Paramilitary Rs 10,000/- November 15, 2017
    SAARC USD 400 or Rs. 27,600/- November 15, 2017
    International USD 700 or Rs. 48,300/- November 15, 2017
  • Do I need to pay additional fee for the dual specialisation option in Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Management?
    Yes, the fee for dual specialisation option in Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Management is as follows:

    Category Amount Date of Payment
    General Rs 7,000/- November 15, 2017
    Active Defence / Police / Paramilitary Rs 7,000/- November 15, 2017
    SAARC USD 200 or Rs. 13,800/- November 15, 2017
    International USD 350 or Rs. 24,150/- November 15, 2017
  • Is there any late fee criteria, if fee is not paid within timeline specified by SCDL?
    Students, who fail to pay complete fee or those who have paid only the 1st installment, will have to pay late fee over and above the outstanding amount as per timelines given by SCDL. Last date to pay complete program fee with late fee is December 15, 2017. The applicable late fee is as under:

    Program Duration General Defence SAARC International
    All 2 years Rs 5,000/- Rs 4,500/- USD 150 USD 300
    All 1 years Rs 3,000/- Rs 2,500/- USD 100 USD 200
    Only DELT Rs 1,000/- Rs 1,000/- USD 25 USD 30
  • Are there any Scholarships for the programs?
    We currently do not have any scholarships.
Evaluation Methodology Questions
  • What is the evaluation methods used for the program?

    Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning has a Dynamic Assessment System, Participants decide the time, place and pace of the exam! Huge advantage for working professionals allowing them to prioritise their professional and learning needs.
    Each subject usually comprises of an Assignment and Computer based Examination. The assignment is available in the student login and can be completed as per the respective semester schedule. The examinations include a combination of objective and subjective element. Examinations are conducted at designated exam centers across the country. Students are required to book their slots as per their time and pace, Hence named On Demand.

  • Section A - Assignments:
  • When are assignments scheduled?
    Assignments are released from second month of each semester. Students get access to assignments on payment of the full fee.
  • What if I fail in my assignment? Can I retake?

    Yes, you can retake the assignments. Please note that you would be required to pay in case you appear for more than 2 attempts for a particular subject, No improvements are allowed

  • What types of questions are expected in an Assignment?

    The assignments follows the objective question style with sections on True or False; match the Following; Multiple Choice; Select the Right Option; Fill in the blanks.

  • When are the assignment results declared?

    The assignments get evaluated immediately. You can see your assignment result soon after you finish the assignment. You are requested to take the Print of the score card for future reference. The score will get updated within 24 hours in your Performance Sheet in Student Centre Login

  • What are minimum pass marks for assignments?
    The minimum pass mark for the assignments 50%.
  • Section B - On Demand Exams:
  • Where and when can I appear for these exams?

    Examinations are released in the 3rd month of each semester and the link for the same is available in the student login. You can appear for the examinations at designated exam centers. Please refer to the student login for the detailed list. The highlight of your study with SCDL is On demand examinations, which means you can book your examination slot as per your time convenience. The exam booking can be done through the student login.

  • What if I fail in my exam? Can I retake?
    Yes you can retake the exam. The examination fees are applicable for the retake subjects.
  • When are the results declared for the examinations?
    The results are declared after 15 days from the date of exam. A consolidation of the results is available in the student login for your reference.
  • Would I get mark sheet per semester?
    Yes, students can print the mark sheet from their respective student centre login.
Miscellaneous Questions
  • Does Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning Offer Placements on completion of the programmes?

    Yes, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning offers placement assistance to the students. SCDL has received an overwhelming response from the industry for recruitments. For details on placements, Click Here

  • Do students form a part of an Alumni Association on completion of the programs?
    Yes, students form a part of the Alumni Association
  • What are the minimum system requirements for the online mode of study?
    • Minimum internet speed required is 712 Kbps or above.
    • Flash player of version 10.0 or above.(Download the flash player from this link Click Here).
    • Recommended 1GB of RAM or above.
    • Processor type: Intel Dual Core processor or above.
    • Internet browser: IE version 8.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Opera.
    • OS requirement: Windows XP with service Pack 3,Windows7 & 8.
PGDBA Related Questions
  • Who can appear for SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test?
    This Entrance Test is only for students seeking admission to SCDL PGDBA program. All students who meet the eligibility Criteria 1 for PGDBA program stated above have to appear for the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test. Students appearing for final year bachelor degree exam are also eligible to appear for the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test, subject to completion of bachelor degree within the time period specified by SCDL
  • Who is exempted from appearing for SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test?

    Students seeking admission to PGDBA program of SCDL, who have appeared and secured a valid score in any one of the State Level MBA/ MMS-CET/ G-MAT/ N-MAT/ C-MAT/ CAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ XAT or equivalent management entrance test at State or National level, valid for current academic year, are exempted from the SCDL - PGDBA Entrance Test.

  • What will be asked in SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test?
    The SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test would be conducted to test the logical reasoning, comprehension and general aptitude of the candidate. Entrance Test Sample Questions Click Here
  • How will SCDL declare the Result of SCDL- PGDBA Entrance Test?

    The result of SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test will be declared on the SCDL website and will be sent to the student via email. The admissions are strictly based on the performance of the students in the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test. Admission to PGDBA shall be subject to students clearing the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test and meeting the eligibility Criteria 1, as mentioned.
    Note: The SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test score is valid for current academic year only.

  • How to appear for SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test?
    • Step 1 -Purchase SCDL application form online through payment gateway. The application form can be purchased from SCDL Pune Campus in person by paying fee in cash. Application form fee is as mentioned below:
      Civil /Defence/Para/Police - Rs 1500/- SAARC / International - USD 100 or Rs 6900/-
      Note: Application form fee is non-refundable. The exchange rate applicable will be Rs 69/- against 1 USD for the current academic year.
    • Step 2 – Student is required to fill the application form and pay Entrance Test fee as specified below:
      Civil /Defence - Rs 350/- | SAARC - USD 20 or Rs 1380/-| International - USD 25 or Rs 1725/-
      Note: Entrance test fee is non-refundable. SAARC and International category students will have to appear for SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test through proctored online exam in their country of residence. Contact us at scdlpgdba.entrancetest@scdl.net after paying the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test fee online for scheduling the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test. a) Online - - - Student is required to fill the application form online and simultaneously pay entrance test fee online through payment gateway. The student is required to take a print out of the application form attach supporting documents in the prescribed format and transaction receipt of entrance test fee and send by registered post/courier to SCDL, Pune Campus.
      b)Walk-in- - The student is required to fill the application form, pay entrance test fee in cash and submit the application form with necessary supporting documents in the prescribed format by hand at SCDL, Pune Campus.

    • Step 3 – The application form and supporting documents will be then scrutinised by competent authority. If the student meets the eligibility Criteria 1, he/she will receive on his/her registered email id, as provided in the application form, a user name and password through an auto e-mail acknowledgement@scdl.net Note: Mention your email-id very carefully in the application form.
    • Step 4 – The student will have to book a slot for the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test by choosing the time, date and location for appearing for the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test through the booking link on the SCDL student portal through SCDL website.
      A list of SCDL designated examination centres, along with the available time slots for SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test is available on the booking link. Please note the slot booking is available on first come first serve basis. To view the nearest exam centre refer the SCDL website. Note: Once the slot is booked, it cannot be changed.
    • Step 5 –After the student books the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test at a designated SCDL exam centre as per his/her convenience; a hall ticket is generated automatically on the student portal in the booking link. The student must take a print out of the hall ticket and carry to the exam centre.
    • Step 6 – The student must carry with him/her the hall ticket and an original Government approved photo ID proof such as Passport / PAN card / Driving Licence / Aadhar card to SCDL designated examination centre to enable him/her to appear for the SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test on the date, time and centre chosen by him/her and indicated on the hall ticket. The photo and name on your photo identification must match your photo and name as entered in the SCDL admission form and the Hall Ticket.
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