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Design thinking creates a collaborative, interconnected work environment where decisions are made quickly through research, prototyping, and testing. This mindset produces customer-driven solutions.

Design Thinking is a transformative approach that prioritizes a user-centric perspective and rapid iterations with diverse teams to tackle intricate challenges. It's a methodical framework utilized by professionals to conceive and deliver products, services, and experiences that cater to unspoken human needs. This structured approach integrates empathy and innovative ideation to address critical business dilemmas and offer solutions that captivate customers.

At its core, Design Thinking empowers professionals to navigate complex business problems by fostering an understanding of intricate issues. Practitioners armed with applied skills can significantly enhance organizational performance, positively impacting both top-line and bottom-line objectives. By developing and testing low-cost prototypes in real-world scenarios, professionals can efficiently address various needs while fostering a collaborative, interconnected work environment.

Design Thinking fosters a culture of rapid decision-making driven by research, prototyping, and testing, ultimately yielding customer-driven solutions that resonate with end-users.


  • Bachelor's degree holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • 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.

Total Credit Points : 32

Introduction to Design Thinking
Empathy with Users
Discovery and Interpretation of Challenges
Prototypes of a Big Idea
Big Ideas with Design Thinking
Tracking and Testing of Success


Design Thinking Facilitator, Innovation Manager, Product Manager, Service Designer, Design Researcher, Design Strategist, Design Consultant, User Researcher, Innovation Consultant, Design Sprint Facilitator, Human-Centered Design Specialist, Design Innovation Analyst and Design Thinking Coach.

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 ₹ 60,000/- ₹ 39,000/- ₹ 26,000/-
Defence ₹ 57,000/- ₹ 37,000/- ₹ 25,000/-
International $1645 $1100 $711
SAARC $1300 $900 $600
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

  • Business Analyst

    Business Analyst

  • Design Architect

    Design Architect

  • Design Thinking Consultants

    Design Thinking Consultants

  • Design Thinking Managers

    Design Thinking Managers

  • Emerging Technologies Architect Manager

    Emerging Technologies Architect Manager

  • HR Operations Project Manager

    HR Operations Project Manager

  • Project Manager

    Project Manager