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Yes, Management programs (refer program list on website) offered by SCDL are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for AY 2023-24. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is one of the largest autonomous distance learning education institute in India. Click Here for Equivalence of degrees obtained through ODL mode with degree obtained through conventional mode.

Admissions Process commences every year around May-June for July session and in Sept for Jan Session. Applicant has to first sign up as a new user on Apply Online portal, purchase a form, fill in the student details online and upload the necessary documents and pay full fee online for the applied program. Students are advised to visit the website for admission updates from time to time.

The program at SCDL begins in July each year.

Yes, you can speak or chat online to an admission counsellor or get personalised counselling at SCDL Campus at Pune or via Online Counselling on the website.

The Eligibility Criteria for Post Graduate courses is, Graduation. Applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University. However, students are strongly recommended to check on the website, the eligibility criteria in detail for the desired program. Note: Degree Equivalence letter issued from Association of India Universities (AIU) for graduation completed from an International University is mandatory.

Applicants under General, Defence and Staff category have to purchase the Application Form Online from the SCDL website for Rs. 1200/-. ONLY International / SAARC students have to purchase the application form online (ONLY) for USD 100.

STUDENTS SHOULD NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE TO SCDL BY POST. SCDL is not liable for return/loss of original documents sent by students. However, students seeking walk-in admission in person at SCDL pune Campus may submit self-attested copies of documents, provided the students should sign the photocopy and produce in person the original certificate for verification to the SCDL Competent authority at SCDL Pune Campus.

We require photocopy of bachelor’s degree or graduation completion related documents that is either the Provisional certificate OR the Bachelor’s Degree certificate. Any one. Your application may be considered if the bachelor’s degree is awaited and your graduation related mark sheets are internet print out, provided you get the internet result copy duly attested from your respective college principal/registrar only, with their clear official seal and signatures. However, you would be required to submit the required bachelor’s degree or graduation completion related documents within the timeline specified by SCDL to get confirmed admission. Submission of proper documents as per policies, in the prescribed format within the timelines specified by SCDL, for confirmation of admission, is the sole responsibility of the student.

Provisional Admission is given, when admission related eligibility criteria is not fulfilled as per SCDL policies and documents are having deficiencies like: Coloured passport size recent photograph is not submitted or are not clear. Academic Qualification documents are not proper. Defence category proof: service certificate / Discharge book / Dependent certificate (if any) is not attached is not in prescribed format. Visa / Passport copy (for International / SAARC students) is not enclosed. Name change document copy (if any) is not enclosed. Application form is not signed / not submitted his signature. Submission of proper documents as per policies, within the timelines as specified by SCDL, for confirmation of admission, is the sole responsibility of the student.

Your admission date is the date when you are given admission to the applied program. You are informed the status of your application form by email on the date of your admission. Student who fulfils all the admission related eligibility criteria as per SCDL policies get Confirmed Admission and ID Card. Student admitted on Provisional basis do not receive any ID card until the admission is confirmed. Your Admission Letter / ID card will be dispatched to you within 10 days from the date of processing of your application form. And Study Material is dispatched within 4-5 days after you pay the complete program fee as per policies and timelines informed by SCDL.

Yes, you can apply for change of category from International / SAARC to General but there will be no refund of the paid program fees. And in case you want to change category from General to International / SAARC, you will have to pay the difference in the program fees in INR or USD (as per prescribed exchange rate) and submit the photocopies of valid visa and address proof.

Students will be able to avail, Student Services and Learning facilities like: Online Classes, Online query solving with Faculty, E-Library and E-Learning, Assignments, Personal Contact Programs and booking for Computer Based Examinations in their student login, only after their admission is CONFIRMED and they have paid the FULL FEE of the enrolled program.

It is the sole responsibility of the student to pay all prescribed fees as per the timelines mentioned in the prospectus for the program in which he/she has enrolled. If a student fails to pay the fees as per the timelines, then in such a case, his/her admission shall stand cancelled. In case of students enrolled on a provisional basis, if the documents required for the purpose of eligibility are not submitted or if submitted with deficiencies (i.e. not in the manner prescribed) and the deficiencies are not made good within the last date specified (refer last date under section Important Dates) or within 15 days of communication to that effect, whichever is later, then his/her admission shall stand cancelled. In an event of not completing the program within the time / validity period specified by SCDL, the student login shall be locked and admission shall stand cancelled. In all the cases as mentioned above the student is not entitled to any refund of paid fees.

Examinations are released in the 3rd month of each semester. Examinations include a subjective element in addition to the objective part. Computer based examination can be scheduled `On Demand` at student`s convenience. On Demand Computer based examination facilitates students to schedule the exam on desired date, time slot at their own convenience. A student can book a slot through his / her own Student Login. Examinations shall be conducted at designated exam centres across the country.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is one of the largest autonomous distance learning education institute in India. Management programs (refer program list on website) offered by SCDL are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for AY 2023-24.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning offers an excellent range of programs across industry sectors, these include: Business Administration, International Business, Banking and Financial Services, IT, Data Science, Project Mgmt., Energy Mgmt., Labour Laws, SCM, Customer Relationship Mgmt., Insurance Business Mgmt., Business and Corporate Law, Design Thinking, School Counseling, Educational Administration and Entrepreneurship Development and many more.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning has a blended approach to student learning with a combination of - traditional and e-books (Program specific), e-learning and faculty interaction. Tutors use online chats and online classrooms to stimulate discussions. These sessions allow students to interact with faculty and clear their doubts immediately. `Symbiosis World Campus` - a powerful web portal, forms the centre of learning with facilities like - Assignment Submission, Computer-Based Examination, Message Boards and E-Mentoring etc.

Teaching staff are drawn from academic and industry backgrounds. The teaching incorporates all the latest developments in business. The teaching staffs ensure they address the challenge of putting theory into practice. This ensures that what you learn at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is always current and up-to-date.

You can interact with the tutors via online classrooms, via online faculty chat sessions and at the Personal Contact Sessions conducted at Pune.

Online Classes are conducted on a daily basis. Refer the Online Class schedule given in student login.

Yes, SCDL conducts Personal Contact Programs at Pune. The PCP`s are conducted with an objective to provide students with an understanding of the core and specialisation subjects and discuss the assessment standards of the institution. We strongly recommend students to attend the PCP`s. But due to Covid-19 pandemic currently PCP are postponed till further notice. Keep visiting the SCDL website to know the PCP schedule.

SCDL course fee ranges from Rs 75,000/- to Rs 10,000/- across various programs. Exam fee and project/submission fee is not included in course fee and has to be paid separately.

We currently do not have any scholarships.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning has a Dynamic Assessment System, Participants decide the time, place and pace of the exam! Huge advantage for working professionals allowing them to prioritise their professional and learning needs. Each subject usually comprises of an Assignment and Computer based Examination. The assignment is available in the student login and can be completed as per the respective semester schedule. The examinations include a combination of objective and subjective element. Examinations are conducted at designated exam centers across the country. Students are required to book their slots as per their time and pace, hence named On Demand.

Assignments are released from second month of each semester. Students get access to assignments on payment of the full fee. .

Yes, you can retake the assignments. Please note that you would be required to pay in case you appear for more than 2 attempts for a particular subject, No improvements are allowed.

The assignments follows the objective question style with sections on True or False; match the Following; Multiple Choice; Select the Right Option; Fill in the blanks.

The assignments get evaluated immediately. You can see your assignment result soon after you finish the assignment. You are requested to take the Print of the score card for future reference. The score will get updated within 24 hours in your Performance Sheet in Student Centre Login.

The minimum pass marks for the assignments 50%.

Yes, you are required to pay exam fees per exam per attempt separately. Exam Fee is not a part of Program Fee.

Examinations are released in the 3rd month of each semester and the link for the same is available in the student login. You can appear for the examinations in e-proctor mode from your home. The highlight of your study with SCDL is on demand examinations, which means you can book your examination slot as per your time convenience. The exam booking can be done through the student login.

Yes you can retake the exam. The examination fees are applicable for the retake subjects.

The result of the exam are declared officially within 15 working days, from the date of exam to be appeared. A consolidate status of the results of the subjects is available in the student login for your reference.

Yes, students can print the mark sheet from their respective student centre login.

Yes, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning offers placement assistance to the students. SCDL has received an overwhelming response from the industry for recruitment. For details on placements, visit this link

Yes, students form a part of the Alumni Association

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Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is one of the largest autonomous distance learning education institute in India. All Management programs offered by SCDL are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for AY 2023-24.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is one of the leading distance learning institutes in the country. Ranked 1st amongst the top Distance Learning Institutes for student learning experience by Career India in 2017, by Careers 360 Rating 2012, 2nd amongst the Leading Institutes, by DNA Indus Learning Survey 2012. Ranked 3rd amongst the Top Distance Learning Institutes - by Competition Success Review. Ranked 8th amongst the Best Distance Learning Institutes - by Outlook. In addition, SCDL is winner of the Maharashtra Government`s IT Award for Human Resource Development through quality Distance Education and innovative use of ICT.

Programs offered by Symbiosis have a very high industry acceptance. In addition, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is an education provider to leading global corporates such Airtel, Bajaj Finance Ltd., Bharti Pvt. Ltd., Cipla, Cognizant, Collabera, Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd., HCL, Hindalco Industries Ltd., IBM, Vodafone, Walmart, Eaton, Wipro, TATA AIA, EFL Pvt. Ltd., SBI General Insurance, Arvind Ltd., Zydus Wellness, TAFE Ltd., Finolex, Garrett Motion, Mphasis, TIETO, Evry India, Conneqt Business Solutions, Capital Via, Shriram Finance Ltd., UPL, Mankind Pharma, Centrient Pharma, Krsnaa Diagnostics etc and many more...

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) is an ISO Certified institution since last 11 years. In 2018, SCDL has been certified with ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certificate is awarded to SCDL for successful establishment of "Quality Management System". The certification demonstrates our strong commitment to excellence in providing quality education through open and distance learning mode for the purpose of professional growth and skill development. The ISO certification is reviewed annually.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) has more than One Lac active students enrolled from India and abroad making it one of the most sought after distance learning institutes in India.