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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.

Diploma in Creative Writing in English 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. It can help one to creatively write in different genres / forms, including poetry, screen writing and memoir. If one is interested in writing, there are a number of related fields that one may join, such as journalism, communication and media, advertising and public relations, corporate communications, professional writing and rhetoric, publishing etc.

This program helps learners to:

  • Get an exposure to different forms of writing.
  • Stimulate their creative thinking and writing.
  • Dwell in the realm of imagination and bring out the fascinating insights through writing.
  • Get introduced to the lives and views of well known writers and media personalities.

  • 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

Career in Journalism, Communication and Media, Advertising and Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Professional Writing, Publishing, etc.

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 Payment
Students have two options to pay the program fees as per below specified timelines.
Option 1: One Time Payment: Pay full fee in one instalment immediately after grant of admission & avail timely benefits of the program.
Option 2: Two-Instalments: Pay full program fee in two-instalments:
Pay first instalment immediately after grant of admission.
Pay second instalment within 45 days of payment of first instalment payment or
  on or before the last date to pay full fee, whichever is earlier, as per policy.
Note: Both instalment payments made at the earliest, will make all benefits of the program immediately available. Installment option closes 15 days before the last specified date of admission.
Category One time full payment 1st installment 2nd installment
General ₹ 40,000/- ₹ 25,000/- ₹ 20,000/-
Defence ₹ 32,000/- ₹ 21,000/- ₹ 16,000/-
International $1151 $825 $495
SAARC $850 $700 $300
Note: Exam fees and project fee is not included in program fee. Pay Exam fees and project fee separately. Pay exam fee per paper per attempt. Exam fees or project fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. SCDL does not accept any type of fee in cash.
Mode of Payments
Online: Students can pay application form fee, program fee and all exam fees online. OR
Demand Draft: Students can pay program and all exam fees via Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of 
“The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune.

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