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Symbiosis Distance MBA

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Established : 2001

Overview Symbiosis Distance MBA

SCDL Pune was established in 2001. SCDL is one of India's largest autonomous distance learning education institutes, recognized by Distance Education Council, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. SCDL offers Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate programs across industry sectors, including  International Business, Business Management, Information Technology,  Supply Chain Management, Banking and Finance, Insurance Management, Education Management, Customer Relationship Management, Business and Corporate Law and Entrepreneurship Development.

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Courses offered

PG Diploma, Diploma and Certificate courses

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1st rank by Careers360 in the year 2012, 8th rank by Outlook, etc.


Admission process:

Course name

Eligibility criteria

Selection process

PG Diploma

Based on the MAHCET exam score



Based on MAHCET/CMAT/CAT exam score



Graduate from a recognized board with mini 50% marks


Postgraduate Certificate

Graduation from a recognized University in any domain


Postgraduate certificate in Entrepreneurship Management

Graduation from a recognized University in any domain


SCDL distance MBA provides Virtual Classroom, Chat sessions facility with the Faculties and highly interactive e-learning content as a supplementary learning methodology to improve understanding concepts through case studies and practical examples. 

Course Fee:

Course name

Duration period

Fees in INR

PG Diploma

1 year 6 months



2 years



1 year


Postgraduate Certificate

1 year


Postgraduate certificate in Entrepreneurship Management

1 year


SCDL's attractive features are study materials sent to students every semester, with much-updated E-learning module, virtual classroom session, and e monitoring, which is almost the same as doing a full-time MBA. The course time is a maximum of 4 years.


Symbiosis center of distance learning was incepted in 2001, and since its inception, it has set the benchmark among other institutions in India offering Distance education. SCDL is ranked No.1 by career360 among the top institutions of distance learning in 2012, and it has attained an IT award for HRD by Govt. of Maharashtra.

SCDL Learning Methodology:

SCDL has the best resources for academics and ensures to practice best learning methods through Teaching, e-learning, self-learning, evaluation, etc.  The course curriculum of SCDL is regularly updated by the faculties from some top companies and organizations with immense experience.

Learning Methodologies


Online Classrooms

  • Online classrooms allow students to experience online live sessions and take up live classrooms online for lectures.
  • They will interact with faculties through the internet and ask anything related to learning.
  • These live sessions are conducted for all the courses.

Self-Learning Material

  • The self-learning material is also available for students, and academicians design these learning materials.
  • These learning materials are revised and updated every year according to the changing industrial needs and students' feedback.


  • E-Mentoring is a learning platform where students can interact with expert tutors through online chat.
  • These E-mentoring sessions will be held weekly to help students clear their doubts and simulate appropriate discussions regarding the subjects.


  • E-Learning is a supplementary learning model that includes case scenarios, and studies develop in-house.
  • E-Learning will help students in better understanding significant concepts.


SCDL Application and Admissions Process:

SCDL has various specializations under diploma, post-graduation diploma, and certificate courses provided through distance learning mode. The candidates should have a graduation degree to take admissions for any of the following programs as basic eligibility.

Basic admissions and selection process:

  • Students should have graduation as their minimum qualification to gain admission to any program in SCDL.
  • Selection of the candidates will be made based on the merit they obtained in the qualifying exam.

Application Process of SCDL:

The application to all the programs can be done online on the SCDL website or can purchase it in the SCDL campus. Students are advised to purchase the application form by paying INR 1000(general/defense) and INR 7000(International/SAARC).

The application form should be submitted in hand or posted or couriered with the attested copies of documents, photographs, ID proof, and total program fee.

Payment of fee can be paid through online payment gateway or DD in “The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune for the opted program.

SCDL Fee structure:

Payment Mode- The payment of fee can be made through online payment gateway or Demand draft “The Director, SCDL, Pune payable at Pune.

The fee structure for Post-Graduation Diploma in SCDL:

SCDL PGD Courses

Total Fee

Business Administration

INR 43,000

International Business

INR 46,000

IT management

INR 46,000

Export and Import Management

INR 35,000

Human Resource Management

INR 35,000

Technical Writing in Business Management

INR 35,000

Insurance Management

INR 35,000

Instructional Design

INR 29,000

Retail Management

INR 35,000

Pre-primary Teachers Training

INR 29,000

Customer Relationship Management

INR 35,000

Business and Corporate Laws

INR 35,000

Educational Administration

INR 46,000

Data Science and Statistics

INR 35,000

School Counselling

INR 23,000

 Labour Laws and Employee Relations

INR 35,000

Media and Event Management

INR 35,000

Project Management

INR 46,000

 Renewable Energy Management

INR 35,000


The fee structure for diploma courses in SCDL:

SCDL Diploma Courses

Total Fee

 Creative Writing in English

INR 29,000

 English Language Teaching

INR 14,000

Terminal Management 

INR 35,000

Logistics Management

INR 35,000

Taxation Laws 

INR 17,000


Fee structure of post-graduation Certificate courses in SCDL:


Total Fee

Cyber Law

Management Accounting

 Entrepreneurship Development 

Digital Marketing

INR 17,000


Fee structure of Certificate courses in SCDL:


Total Fee

Blockchain Technology

INR 20,000

Single Course

INR 8,000

Symbiosis Distance MBA Course fee structure

PGDM - International Business 36000 2 years
PGDM - Information Technology and Management 36000 2 years
PGDM - Supply Chain 22000 1 years
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Frequently Asked Questions About SCDL

Is SCDL recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)?
Institutes offering MBA degree programmes require recognition or approval from AICTE. Since SCDL does not offer degree programme/s, AICTE approval is not applicable.

Is SCDL approved by AICTE?
Only institutions which are affiliated to Universities require approval, if they are offering any MBA/Management programs along with the Technical courses. Since, SCDL is an autonomous distance learning education institute and does not offer any Technical courses, hence SCDL does not require AICTE approval.

What are the current rankings of Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning?
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is one of the leading distance learning institutes in the country.

  • 1st -Careers 360 Rating 2012,
  • 2nd DNA Indus Learning Survey 2012.
  • 3rd  - by Competition Success Review.
  •  8th - 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.

Are the programs offered at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning accepted by the Industry?
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 as Airtel, Bharti Pvt. Ltd., Bajaj Finance Ltd., Cipla, Collabera,Cognizant, HCL, Hindalco Industries Ltd., Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd., IBM, Wallmart, Vodafone,Wipro, TATA AIA etc and many more..

What is the scope of ISO 9001:2008 at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning?
The scope of ISO 9001: 2008 at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning includes "Proving Quality Education through Open and Distance learning Mode for the purpose of Professional Growth and Skill Development".

How many students are currently pursuing programs at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning?
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.

What is the difference between an MBA and Post Graduate Diploma?
MBA Degree is awarded by a University or an institute affiliated to the University. While, Post Graduate Diploma is awarded by autonomous institutes. Leading autonomous institutes also offer Post Graduate Programs.

What are the highlights of the teaching methodology at SCDL?
 At Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, we help you achieve your qualification without restrictions-, at your time, place and pace. The highlight of the program is our dynamic study material, online mode of study, and experienced industry experts as guest lecturers and tutors. The teaching methodology at SCDL includes:

Study Material: Study material books, specially designed for distant learners and authored by renowned faculty are sent by courier for each semester on the corporate address.
E-Learning modules: e-Learning, a pioneering initiative by SCDL, provides interactive learning experiences on key concepts of the curriculum.
E-Mentoring: e-Mentoring involves giving academic support necessary for distant learners via e-mail.
Online Classroom Sessions: online classroom sessions are conducted for all courses throughout the year. In online Classroom environment students are able to attend a live online classroom and interact with an expert faculty via internet. Students can ask questions, have interaction and even replay an archived lecture.


Admissions Procedure

SCDL is among one of the largest autonomous distance Learning education institute in India, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

SCDL attractive features are study materials which are sent to students every semester, with much updated E learning module, virtual classroom session and e monitoring which is almost same as doing full time MBA. The course time is of maximum 4 years.

Registration process

Registration process of SCDL is made very simple for the candidates willing to apply for the course. There are very few easy steps to follow:

  • apply for SCDL from the college website.
  • By getting the hard copy of form from the main Pune campus
  • Or from selected HDFC bank branches.( SCDL website information available)

Documents to be submitted during filling form:

Various documents are to be checked and testified in order to get admission in SCDL program:

  • Attested copies of Academics documents by Gazetted officer or by a notary
  • Work experience document if any
  • Name change documents
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Photo identity proof

International/SAARC category

SCDL also provides distance learning program for international/ SAARC students willing to opt for distance learning program in India under the umbrella of SCDL:

For International students admission procedure is as such:

Step 1: Candidates can purchase the application form online for USD 100 or Rs 6900

Step 2: Candidates needs to courier the application form to SCDL Pune along with necessary documents:

  • Attested copies of Academics documents by Gazetted officer or by a notary
  • Work experience document if any
  • Name change documents
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Photo identity proof
  • Address proof in foreign country
  • Copies of passport page showing visa of the foreign country.


SCDL has made their distance learning course very easy and attractive plus candidate friendly in order to be accessible by the students effortlessly:

  • Study material is sent to students via mail
  • E learning modules: Interactive learning is conducted for certain aspects
  • E-monitoring: Students are provided email support too
  • Virtual Classroom Sessions: Students can attend online classes and ask various questions and doubts.

Fee Structure

There are many different courses offered by SCDL when it comes to MBA distance learning. The candidates who have enrolled for the Post Graduate Diploma Programs (PGDBA, PGDITM, PGDIB, PGDHRM and PGDCRM) as for the convenience of candidates, payment of the program is divided as follow:

Students have two flexible option of paying the fees:

  • One-time payment
  • Installments

Candidates can pay fees via Demand Draft plus Students can also  pay application form fees, program fees and all exam fees online.

The fee structure for the following (this is for one-time payment): PGDBA, PGDIB, PGDBF, PGDITM programs:

  • For General category, the total one-time fee is:            Rs 40,000/-
  • For Defense / Paramilitary / Police one-time fee is: Rs 37,000/-
  • For International students, one-time fee is USD 2400 or Rs. 1,65,600/-
  • SAARC, the one-time fee is USD 1300 or Rs. 89,700/-

Note: For One Time Payment, Student needs to pay the full course fees in onetime payment, within 30 days from the date of admission.

For installments basis which is divided into 2 installments category, the student needs to pay 1st installment within 15 days of admission and the 2nd installment within the 30 days of the previous installment.

The fee structure for PGDBA, PGDIB, PGDBF, PGDITM installment vise is:


1st installment - Pay within 15 days from the date of admission

2 nd installment -Pay within 30 days from the date of 1st installment


Rs. 27,000/-

Rs. 17,000/-

Defense/Police/ Paramilitary

Rs 26,000/-

Rs 15,000/-


USD 1600 or Rs. 1,10,400 /-

USD 1100 or Rs. 75,900 /-


USD 900 or Rs. 62,100/-

USD 600 or Rs. 41,400/-


Late fee criteria by SCDL

Students who fails in order to submit the full fees for the course  PGDBA,PGDIB,PGDBF,PGDITM  or have only succeeded in paying 1st installment of fees has to undergo the applicable late fee format:







Rs 5,000/-

Rs 4,500/-

USD 300 –

RS. 20,572.50

USD 150- RS10,286.25

Eligibility Criteria

There is an eligibility criteria set by SCDL –PGDMA courses for the admission for distance learning MBA programs such as PGDBA, PGDITM,PGDIB, PGDHRM and PGDCRM , the following criteria is mentioned below candidate should check the eligibility before registering for the desired respective course :

Eligibility Criteria for Symbiosis PGDBA Program:

  • 10th certificate from a recognized state / national level board.
  • 12th certificate from a recognized state/national level board
  • The candidate should be holder of a Bachelor’s degree / graduate from a recognized university.
  • International level student should submit their O level and A level certificate. 
  • International/SAARC student should be Graduate from a recognized  university/ Institution
  • Candidates who already finished their bachelor’s degree but are awaiting result can apply.
  • Candidates who have qualified in SCDL –PGBA Entrance test.

Eligibility Criteria for Symbiosis PGDITM/PGDIB/PGDHRM/PGDCRM:

  • 10th certificate from a recognized state / national level board.
  • 12th certificate from a recognized state/national level board.
  • The candidate should be Bachelor degree holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • International level student should submit their O level and A level certificate 
  • The International/SAARC candidate applying should be a graduate from a recognized / accredited University /Institution.
  • Candidates who already finished their bachelor’s degree but are awaiting result can apply.
  • MAT/ ATMA/ XAT or equivalent entrance test at State or National level. It should be valid for current academic year.
  • Students who have qualified in SCDL – PGDBA Entrance Test qualify for eligibility.

The Admissions for the above mentioned programs are purely based on Eligibility criteria. Candidates need to check criteria properly before applying for any desired course. The duration of the program is 2 years whereas the registration of the participant is valid for 4 years.

Application Form

The candidate willing to enroll in Symbiosis Distance MBA program needs to fill their application form and get them registered, but first before a candidate fills the application form he/she needs to pay attention and read the eligibility criteria very properly. Given below are the few very simple steps through which a candidate can apply for Management Programs such as PGDBA, PGDITM, PGDIB, PGDHRM and PGDCRM.

Symbiosis Long Distance learning has made the filling for application form and applying for application very easy in order to make it more candidate friendly.

1. The very first and basic step is to purchase the college prospectus and application form which can be done in very simple and easy steps:

  • Purchase it online from the college official website by paying it online through debit/credit card.
  • Get a hard copy from the  main campus in Pune city Senapati Bapat Road, Pune - 411 004.Maharashtra, India
  • Or the very simple step is to get it from selected HDFC bank branches (Details of the branches is available on Symbiosis college of distance learning -SCDL official website).

2. The second step is to fill your form properly and submit it online. You need to send your hardcopy to Symbiosis Pune main campus (Senapati Bapat Road, Pune - 411 004.Maharashtra, India) with registration fee of amount RS 1500 and for International/SAARC category students  fee is USD 100 or Rs 6900/-. Fee can be filled online or can be paid via Demand Draft.

3. Candidates can know their Admission status by inserting their application form number, Application form number is unique number mentioned on the top of an individual Application form.  

4. As soon as the candidate is admitted to the respective program, then he/she can pay the program fee in cash (Only at SCDL Pune Campus) or Demand Draft or Online from the student login.

Entrance Test

The candidates who are taking admission in Symbiosis Distance MBA for PGDBA program have to qualify the SCDL –PGDBA Entrance test. The candidates needs to get application form online, or in hands from SCDL Pune campus by paying fee in cash

Mentioned Below is the key information to be kept in mind:

  • The Application form fee for Indian Residents (General / Defense Personnel /Paramilitary / Police): Rs. 1500/-
  • For SAARC/ International, the Application form fee is $100 or 6900/- INR
  • The entrance fee for Civil /Defense costs Rs 350/-.
  • For SAARC, the Entrance Fee is $ 20 or INR 1,380/-.
  • For International, the Entrance Fee is $25 or INR 1725/-..
  • Then the candidate has to submit the necessary documents along with the application form.

Courses and Specializations

The candidates can easily find the detailed structure about the course under all the Distance MBA program that is Post Graduate Diploma Management Program (PGDM) , Diploma program and Certification program offered by Symbiosis Distance Education.  

Post Graduate Diploma Programs

Today having a Post Graduate Diploma Degree is not at all less than having a full time MBA degree. Symbiosis Distance Learning provides a platform to all interested candidates and aspirants to get a degree while sitting home or continuing their job.

Specializations under PGDBA: The distance learning MBA (PGDBA) course offered by Symbiosis Centre for distance learning offers the following specializations which are up to mark for the competition level of global industry.

1.Finance Management

2.Marketing Management

3.Management Accounting

4.Human Resource Management

5.Customer Relationship Management

6.Operations Management\

Symbiosis School Of distance Learning also provides various Post Graduate Diploma Degree in various fields opening numerous of options for candidates interested in various different field like Banking finance , Human Resource Management  , Symbiosis Distance Learning also provides Diploma program in Technical Writing and Industrial designing which is so updated and in demand in today’s global market.

The 13 diploma program SCDL provide are:

PG Diploma in International Business (PGDIB)

PG Diploma in IT Management (PGDITM)

PG Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)

PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

PG Diploma in Insurance Management (PGDIM)

PG Diploma in Retail Management (PGDRM)

PG Diploma in Customer Relationship Management (PGDCRM)

PG Diploma in Supply Chain Management (PGDSCM)

PG Diploma in Export and Import Management (PGDEIM)

PG Diploma in Technical Writing (PGDTW)

PG Diploma in Instructional Design

PG Diploma in Pre-Primary Teachers Training

PG Diploma in Business and Corporate Laws

Diploma Programs:

Diploma program offered by SCDL:

Diploma in Creative Writing in English

Diploma in English Language Teaching

Certificate Programs:

Certificate program offered by SCDL:

Certificate in Cyber Laws

Certificate in Entrepreneurship Development

Certificate in Management Accounting

Certificate in Digital Marketing

Corporate Program:

Corporate Program offered by SCDL:

Corporate Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Academic Methodology

Symbiosis Distance Education has leaded the way in distance education. The academic has yield offers for each and every course under MBA Distance program:

  • SCDL has introduced “Blended Learning” method for all MBA distance program, by combining all the three forms of learning, Published/Printed – Self Learning Material / Books, Digital E- Learning and Faculty Interaction which includes chat Sessions and Online Classroom Facility.
  • ‘Symbiosis World Campus’- has a very powerful web portal, forming the center of learning with various facilities like- Assignment Submission, Online exam booking, Message Boards and E- Mentoring.
  • Symbiosis Distance MBA has introduced highly advanced e-learning content as additional learning methodology to help out student and make the learning easier through case studies and by giving Practical Knowledge, by bridging the gap between learning and classroom.
  • Online based assignment system provides students the flexibility and handiness to submit assignments at any time and receive immediate results and feedback.
  • For removing the distance barrier between the teacher and the student, virtual classroom facilities is introduced. SCDL also has provided additional support service to interact with teachers online and also live. Virtual classroom sessions are conducted for all courses throughout the year of the course.
  • Online chat Session allows students to interact with faculty with ease by just typing their questions and receiving immediate answers in an online environment.
  • Modular Course System by SCDL with credit Banking Facility: The students can take single course and Bank and can easily collect credits for future transfer or any other programs of Symbiosis Distance Learning by providing flexibility to students.
  • SCDL also have a dedicated call center with a very strong line support system of call operators and counselors give prompt response and apt guidance to the students.

Symbiosis Distance official website provides provision like Computer based Assignment Submission, Examination, counseling, Campus email Id with 10 GB mailbox and easier accessibility to view Admission status and also academic status.  

Asked question

what is the admission process
Asked by vikas
How can I apply for admission in symbiosis
Asked by Muskan Choudhary

replied on 05-Feb-2021 16:52:18
  • First, applicants need to purchase the application prospects by paying INR 1200 through online mode by logging into the respective website.
  • Then fill the details in the form and submit it by attaching relevant educational documents through a registered post for SCDL Pune Campus.
when will at symbiosis in distance mode be started for session 2021-22 ?
Asked by surendra kumar singh

replied on 08-Feb-2021 17:06:26
  • In Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Special January Batch admissions are ongoing. Candidates are required to apply before 15th Feb 2021.
  • Interested candidates must purchase the application form by logging into the respective website of SCDL and submitting it by attaching supporting educational certificates through registered post.
wants to know the online admission process
Asked by shivangi

replied on 02-Dec-2019 10:26:06

There are 3 simple ways to enroll for distance learning program at Symbiosis Distance MBA

  • Step1: Purchase online application form by visiting the official website by paying INR 7100/-
  • Step 2: Submit the duly filled application form by post or courier to SCDL Pune Campus.
  • Step 3: Make the fee payment through demand draft in the favor of “The Director SCDL, Pune” to confirm the registration.
Asked by Narendra Dipak Matke

replied on 04-Dec-2019 12:49:01

Symbiosis Distance MBA generally offers Marketing Management, Customer Relationship Management, Finance Management, Human Resource, Accounting and Customer Relationship Management. Admissions are usually done on the basis of XAT/MAT/CAT and GMAT Entrance Exam.

Contact Information

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Symbiosis Bhavan, 1065 B , Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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