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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 about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation & fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve complex problems.

It is a structured methodology used by professionals to develop and deliver products, services and experiences that address unsaid human needs. It is a structured approach that uses empathy and innovative thinking to solve critical business problems and deliver products and services that delight customers.

PGD in Design Thinking equips every professional to understand, solve complex business problems that are difficult to decipher. Professionals with applied skills would provide a positive impact on organizational top line and bottom line. Professionals can develop low cost working prototypes for various needs and test them in real time. Design thinking creates a collaborative, interconnected work environment where decisions are made quickly through research, prototyping, and testing. This mindset produces customer-driven solutions.


  • 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

SEMESTER I :
Introduction to Design Thinking
Empathize with Your Users
Discovery and Interpret Challenges
SEMESTER II :
Prototypes of a Big Idea
Big Ideas with Design Thinking
Tracking and Testing of Success
Capstone Project



 

Business Analysts (work with design thinking teams), Design Thinking Managers, Design Thinking Leaders, Design Thinking Consultants, Product Manager, Design Architect, HR Operations, Project Manager, Emerging Technologies Architect Manager

Application Form Fee
The application form fee for applicants in:
  • General Category: ₹ 1200
  • Defence/Paramilitary/Police Category: ₹ 1200
  • International/SAARC Category: US $ 100
Note: Application fee is non-refundable.

Fee Payment Options

Students have two options to pay the program fees as per below specified timelines.
Option 1: One-Time Payment: Pay full program fee in one-time payment, as specified for respective program,
within 30 days from the date of grant of confirmed admission.
Option 2: Two-Instalments: Pay full program fee in two-instalments:
  • Pay first instalment within 15 days from the date of grant of confirmed admission.
  • Pay second instalment within 60 days of payment of first Instalment payment or on or before
    the last date to pay full fee, whichever is earlier, as per policy.
 
Category One time full payment 1st installment 2nd installment
General ₹ 50,000/- ₹ 35,000/- ₹ 20,000/-
Defence ₹ 47,000/- ₹ 35,000/- ₹ 17,000/-
NRI $2400 $1600 $1100
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 fees, program fees and all exam fees online.
Demand Draft: Students can pay fees via Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of  
   “The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune.
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration

1 Year

KNOW YOUR CAREER OPTIONS
  • 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

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