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Data Science is an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms.

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses scientific methods, processes, and systems for extracting knowledge or insights from data in diverse forms. This course is tailored to equip learners with the conceptual and technical skills necessary for prominent positions in the analytics industry. It introduces learners to business analytics utilizing highly sought-after analytics technologies like R and Python, while also covering the implementation of various data science concepts such as data exploration, visualization, and hypothesis testing. Moreover, the course places special emphasis on Machine Learning techniques employed for regression, classification, and clustering.
The PG Diploma in Data Science is designed for individuals seeking to enhance their expertise in Data Science.

  • Bachelor’s Degree holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • International / SAARC Graduates from  a recognised / accredited University / Institution.
  • Students appearing for their final graduation exam may also apply, subject to completion of graduation within the time period specified by SCDL.


Basic understanding of C/C++ Programming.

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

Total Credit Points : 80

Basics of Statistics
Introduction to Data Science
Data Structures and Algorithms
Introduction to R Programming
Python Programming
Advanced Statistics
Big Data with Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Submission I
No SQL Database
Data Visualisation
Machine Learning with R and Python
Ethical and Legal Issues in Data Science
Emerging Trends in Data Science
Submission II


Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer or Scientist, Application Architect, Enterprise Architect, Data Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Data Engineer, Statistics Consultants, Business Analyst and Business Intelligence (BI) Developer 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 ₹ 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.


  • Each subject comprises of an online assignment (30 marks) and computer-based examination(70 marks). Students should appear for the assessments on a timely basis and complete the programinthevalidityperiod.
  • Assignments are objective type and are available in the student login. Examinations include a subjective element in addition to the objective part.
  • In Semester II and Semester IV, students are required to submit a submission of 50 marks eachandinsemesterIVsubmitaprojectof100 marksonline
  • The Diploma will be awarded only after the student passes in all elements of assessments, i.e. each computer based examination, online assignment submission and project, subject to fulfilment of all criteria laid down by SCDL as well as payment of all fees/dues

2 Years

  • Business Analyst

    Business Analyst

  • Data Scientist

    Data Scientist

  • Statistics Consultants

    Statistics Consultants

I am a data scientist in an electronics manufacturing company in Chennai. I had joined this SCDL course to enable me to understand the concepts within data science. The admission procedure was quite is straightforward. 6 months into the course, the content has been excellent. All topics required (statistics, python, R, machine learning) have been covered in a clear and concise manner. The exam dates are flexible and study materials are precise. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to kick start a career in data science. As always, Symbiosis is one of the best distance education institutes in India.

- Balaji M V, PGDDS