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In a rapidly changing socio-economic environment, the children of today are constantly under stress.

The PG Diploma in School Counselling is designed to address the increasing demand for skilled professionals capable of supporting the mental well-being of students in today's rapidly changing socio-economic landscape. As children face heightened levels of stress, school counsellors play a crucial role in fostering their psychological resilience and overall well-being. Through this program, students will develop a deep understanding of child psychology, abnormal psychology, and learning difficulties, enabling them to identify and address the diverse psychological needs of school children effectively. 

Additionally, students will acquire essential counselling techniques and proficiency in psychological testing methodologies, equipping them with the necessary tools to provide guidance and support to students at all levels of school education. Upon completion of this diploma, graduates will be well-prepared to serve as effective school counsellors, contributing to the holistic development and success of students in educational settings.


  • 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 : 36

Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Foundation of Mental Health and Adjustment
Abnormal Psychology
Learning Difficulties
Basics of Counselling, Techniques and Practices
Psychological Testing
Project Report


School Counsellor, Guidance Counsellor, Student Support Specialist, Educational Counsellor, Mental Health Counsellor for Schools, Behavioral Interventionist, School Psychologist, Child & Adolescent Counsellor, Crisis Intervention Counsellor, Special Education Counsellor

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.


  • Each course comprises of an assignment (30 marks) and computer-based examination (70 marks). Students should appear for the assessments on a timely basis and complete the program in the validity period.
  • 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 students are required to submit an online project of 100 marks.
  • Diploma will be awarded only after student passes in all elements of assessments i.e. each computer based examination, each assignment and project subject to completion of program duration and fulfilment of all other criteria laid down by SCDL, including payment of all fees/dues.

1 Year

  • School Counsellor

    School Counsellor

I, Asst. Prof. always wanted to enhance my skills to understand my student’s perspective and their problems better. I chose Symbiosis PGDSC program due to its flexibility and updated course content. I find this course very interesting, challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Due to rise in stress level and anxiety in young people at school and colleges, this course has enable me to be a better people’s person thus providing new insight to the dimensions of the problems related to fear, stress & anxiety and building strategies to help people cope up/overcome the same. It has also provide me new career avenues in diverse areas/sectors as well. This course meets my expectations significantly

- Aditi Sharma Dogra, PGDSC