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Objective of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is to help participants pursue leadership positions in competitive business environments

The curriculum has been designed by a selected panel of business professionals and prominent academicians and focuses extensively on business case studies and examples.

PGDBA program structure is based on compulsory core courses and specialisations. The first two semesters focus on core courses. Students can choose two electives from a long list of possible specialisations. It includes six specialisations: Marketing, Finance, Management Accounting, HR, Operations and Customer Relationship Management. Students have an option of dual specialisation for multi-disciplinary approach.

At Symbiosis, we help students create their path for a successful career and surge ahead of competition. Experienced academicians and guest lecturers from industry, dynamic content and live online sessions make learning at SCDL one of its kind and highly rewarding.


PGDBA program is approved by AICTE.

  • 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 two years.
  • The registration period is valid for four academic years.

Total Credit Points : 80

Principles and Practices of Management
Organizational Behaviour
Management Accounting
Managerial Economics
Business Law
Production or Operations Management
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Marketing Management
Management Information Systems
SEMESTER III :Specialisation
Compulsory Subject 1
Compulsory Subject 2
Compulsory Subject 3
Compulsory Subject 4 (choice of 1 elective)
SEMESTER IV :Specialisation
Compulsory Subject 1
Compulsory Subject 2
Compulsory Subject 3 (choice of 1 elective)

Click below Specialisation Subjects

Semester III: Finance
Course Title
Capital Market
Corporate Governance
Strategic Management
Electives (any one)
Project Finance
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Financial Institutions and Banking
Semester IV: Finance
Course Title
Direct Taxation
Research Methodology and Statistical Quantitative Methods and Project
Electives (any one)
Strategic Finance
International Finance
Indirect Taxation
Semester III: Marketing
Course Title
Services Marketing
Marketing Research
Strategic Management
Electives (any one)
Advertising and Public Relations
Consumer Behavior
Industrial Marketing
Semester IV: Marketing
Course Title
Sales and Distribution Management
Research Methodology and Statistical Quantitative Methods and Project
Electives (any one)
International Marketing
B2B Marketing
Virtual Marketing
Semester III: Management Accounting
Course Title
Project Financial Management
Cost Planning and Analysis
Budgeting and Management Control
Electives (any one)
Strategic Management
Strategic Management Accounting
Strategic Finance
Semester IV: Management Accounting
Course Title
Group Financial Statements
Research Methodology and Statistical Quantitative Methods and Project
Electives (any one)
Corporate Governance
International Finance
Capital Market
Semester III: Human Resource Management
Course Title
Human Resource Development
Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
Strategic Management
Electives (any one)
Personnel Administration
Compensation Management
Industrial and Labour Economics
Semester IV: Human Resource Management
Course Title
Performance and Potential Management
Research Methodology and Statistical Quantitative Methods and Project
Electives (any one)
Human Resource Information System
Organizational Development
Strategic HR and TQM
Semester III: Customer Relationship Management
Course Title
Customer Relationship Management
Consumer Behaviour
Strategic Management
Electives (any one)
B2B Markets and CRM
Business Communication
Consumer Protection Act, 2019
Semester IV: Customer Relationship Management
Course Title
Advanced CRM
Research Methodology and Statistical Quantitative Methods and Project
Electives (any one)
Technology in CRM
CRM in Service Industry
Marketing Research
Semester III: Operations
Course Title
Quantitative Techniques
Materials Management
Strategic Management
Electives (any one)
Techniques for Operations Efficiency
Operations Strategy
Project Management (Operations)
Semester IV: Operations
Course Title
Supply Chain Management
Research Methodology and Statistical Quantitative Methods and Project
Electives (any one)
Technology Management
World Class Manufacturing
Business Process Re-engineering


Finance Manager, Financial Analyst, Business Analyst, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Brand Manager, Senior HR Officer, Placement Officer, Recruitment Coordinator, HR Head, Administrative Head, Purchase Manager, Operations Head, Branch Head, Team Leader, Customer Service Manager, Project Manager, Business Development Manager, 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 ₹ 58,000/- ₹ 35,000/- ₹ 28,000/-
Defence ₹ 55,000/- ₹ 35,000/- ₹ 25,000/-
International $1645 $1151 $660
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.


  • Each course comprises of an assignment(30 marks) and computer-based examination (70 marks). Students should appear for the assessmentsonatimelybasisandcompletethe programinthevalidityperiod.
  • Assignments are of objective type and are available in the student login. Examinations include a subjective element in addition to the objective part.
  • Research Methodology & StatisticalQuantitative Methods (RMSQM): Students are required to appear for assignment on RMSQM for 30 marks andsubmitaprojectof70marksinsoftcopy.
  • Diplomawillbeawardedonlyafterstudentpasses inallelementsofassessmentsi.e.eachcomputer based examination, each assignment andproject subjecttocompletionofprogramdurationand fulfilment of all other criteria laid downbySCDL, includingpaymentofallfees/dues.
  • Only PGDBA students who complete one full year of study (I and II Semesters) and successfully pass the examination and assignment corresponding to first two semesters, but who are unable to complete the III and IV Semesters due to unavoidable circumstances, will be eligible for a Diploma in Management (DIM).
  • An eligible student will have to make a specific application to SCDL to opt out of the PGDBA Program within the registration validity period of PGDBA. The fees paid for PGDBA are non-refundable and non-transferable.

2 Years

  • Brand Manager

    Brand Manager

  • Business Analyst

    Business Analyst

  • Finance Manager

    Finance Manager

  • Financial Analyst

    Financial Analyst

  • HR Head

    HR Head

  • Marketing Manager

    Marketing Manager

  • Placement Officer

    Placement Officer

  • Recruitment Coordinator

    Recruitment Coordinator

  • Sales Manager

    Sales Manager

SCDL had given working professionals an opportunity to enhance their skills and education, the complete process is simple and transparent for students. The kind of support system they have is incredible, this makes education interesting and effective. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I was a working professional. For my post-graduation I was opting to choose a university which is cost effective with brand value. I found SCDL offering me all what I wanted and now I can proudly say that I am a post graduate from SCDL. I am thankful to the university providing an opportunity for one’s up gradation and opening paths of success.

- Avinash Gupta, PGDBA