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Program enables one to further nurture one's aptitude for creative writing by polishing one's writing skills and honing one's potential to be a professional writer.

The Diploma in Creative Writing in English program is tailored to cultivate and refine individuals' distinctive talent for creative writing, fostering the development of their writing skills and nurturing their potential to excel as professional writers. This comprehensive program equips participants with the necessary tools and techniques to express themselves creatively across various genres and forms, including poetry, screenwriting, and memoir writing. Moreover, it extends beyond the realm of creative writing, offering insights into related fields such as journalism, communication and media, advertising and public relations, corporate communications, professional writing, and publishing, providing learners with diverse avenues to explore and pursue their passion for writing.
Key benefits of the program include:
Exposure to different forms of writing
Stimulation of creative thinking and writing
Exploration of the realm of imagination
Introduction to influential writers and media personalities
Overall, the Diploma in Creative Writing in English program offers a transformative learning experience that empowers participants to unleash their creativity, refine their writing skills, and embark on fulfilling careers in various writing-related fields. Whether aspiring to be poets, novelists, journalists, or content creators, this program provides the essential foundation and guidance needed to thrive in the dynamic world of writing and communication

  • XII Standard pass-out with minimum 50% marks in English.
  • Diploma holder / Bachelor's Degree Holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University (with English as a subject, passed with 50% or completed Diploma / Bachelor's Degree / Graduation in English medium).
  • International / SAARC Graduate from a recognised / accredited University /Institution.
  • Students who have appeared for final year of examination of their bachelor's degree program and are awaiting results can also apply, subject to successfully completing their bachelor's degree program / graduation within the time period specified by SCDL.

  • The duration of the program is one year.
  • The registration period is valid for two academic years.

Credit Points : 30

The Expressive Self
Experiencing the Word
Creative Lives
Sources of Creativity
Preparatory Practices
Introduction to Creative Forms of Writing

Journalist, Public Relations Specialist, Advertising Copywriter, Corporate Communications Manager, Content Writer, Editor (Book, Magazine, Online), Social Media Manager, Marketing Communications Specialist, Technical Writer, Content Marketing Manager. 

Application Form Fee

The application form fee for applicants applying under:
  • General & Defence Category is: ₹1200
  • International & SAARC Category is: US$100
Note: Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Fee

Total Program Fee: ₹46,000/-
1st Installment
2nd Installment

Note: Easy EMI option available for 9 & 12 months. Monthly EMI from ₹6,000/- to ₹8,000/-.

Special Discount on Program Fee – Limited Period Offer

Pay full fee in one instalment immediately, and get ₹5000/- off.
One-time Full Payment
Payment Timelines
1. Pay first instalment or one-time full fee immediately after grant of admission.
2. Pay second instalment within 45 days of payment of first instalment or on or before the last date to pay full fee, whichever is earlier, as per policy.
• Paying complete course fee immediately, will make all benefits of the program immediately available.
• Installment option closes 15 days before the last specified date of admission.
• Exam fee & project fee is not included in program fee and has to be paid separately.
• Pay exam fee per paper per attempt. Exam fees or project fee is non-refundable & non-transferable.
Mode of Payments
♦ Online: Pay application form fee, program fee & all exam fees online. OR
♦ Demand Draft: Pay program & all exam fees via Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of “The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune.
NoteSCDL does not accept any fee in cash.



1 Year

  • Advertising and Public Relations

    Advertising and Public Relations

  • Communication and Media

    Communication and Media

  • Corporate Communications

    Corporate Communications

  • Journalist


  • Professional Writing

    Professional Writing

I chose SCDL because it`s the only institute providing Creative Writing related course in India. The program has an insightful, rich and resourceful curriculum. It has a good concept of virtual classroom which enabled me to interact with the mentors to get guidance and support. Learning was fun more than a burden with SCDL. My confidence & profile both have been enhanced to greater levels. Moreover, this course took me nearer to my goal of writing a book on anthology and has given me wings to fly towards my dreams.

- Monali Parmar, DCWE