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In recent years, with tremendous growth in trade and commerce coupled with technological advancements, communication expertise gives an extra edge over others. Technology has become an essential part


In recent years, with significant growth in trade and commerce alongside technological advancements, strong communication skills provide a competitive advantage. Technology has become integral to modern business operations.

Technical communication is recognized as a specialized professional task, necessitating individuals with expertise in the field. This underscores the demand for specialists in Technical Writing. The PGDTWBM program is designed to train such professionals, addressing the industry's need.

The program aims to familiarize learners with both theoretical and practical aspects of Technical Writing. It emphasizes the production of skilled technical communicators who are proactive and capable of working at all professional levels. Additionally, the program seeks to foster creativity, attention to detail, and process discipline among students.

 


  • 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.


Credit Points : 80

SEMESTER I
Introduction to Technical Writing 
Document Development Life Cycle - I
Document Development Life Cycle - II
Technical Writing Style and Editing
English Grammar
SEMESTER II
Technical Writing Software Tools
Advanced Concepts in Technical Writing 
Technical Writing Project Management
Principles and Practices of Management
Submission I
SEMESTER III
Business Communication
Instructional Design for Business Communication
Introduction to Creative Writing in Business Communication
Advanced Documentation Types & Processes
Submission II
SEMESTER IV
Advanced Technical Writing Tools
User Guides
User Experience and Marketing 
Project

 

Technical Writer; Documentation Specialist; Content Developer; Instructional Designer; User Experience (UX) Writer; Information Developer; Content Strategist; Technical Editor; Communication Specialist; Training Material Developer.

 

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 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 of objective type and are available in the student login. Examinations include a subjective element in addition to the objective part.
  • In Semester IV, students are required to submit a project of 100 marks in soft copy.
  • 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.
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration

2 Years

KNOW YOUR CAREER OPTIONS
  • Business Writer

    Business Writer

  • Information Designer

    Information Designer

  • Online Technical Writer

    Online Technical Writer

  • Technical Web Writer

    Technical Web Writer

  • Technical Writer

    Technical Writer

  • Usability Tester

    Usability Tester

I feel honored to be alumni of Symbiosis, of Technical Writing (PGDTW) course of 2016-2017 batch. This program has definitely helped me to enhance my skills as a technical writer. Due to a break in my career for a year, I wanted to resume my field with the updated skills and knowledge. That is when I found SCDL Technical Writing program and I was deeply satisfied with the course content, material and the flexibility in scheduling exams. This course has installed a new energy and confidence in me and helped me a lot. I am proudly pursuing my career at MasterCard, working happily and with greater confidence.

- Amruta Ravindra Maddel, PGDTWBM

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