Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning (SCDL) MBA Review, Fee Structure, 2019 Admissions Last Date
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Updated – 7-Feb-2019
Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning (SCDL) was established in the year 2001 and has forever since catered to the needs of students across the country and abroad.
The institute enrolls over 1-lakh students offering courses in Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate Programs. The courses are curated under professional guidance and are industry equipped. One of the popular courses offered by the university is the Symbiosis Distance MBA.
PGDBA (Equivalent to MBA)
Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations, Account and CRM
Exams Scores Accepted
CAT / MAT / XAT / GMAT / Symbiosis PGDBA Entrance Test
Symbiosis MBA Course Structure
Symbiosis does not offer a Distance MBA program but its Distance PGDBA course (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration) is considered to be equivalent to MBA.
The full list of the various Distance MBA Degree Programs Offered Symbiosis Distance Learning (SCDL) are given below–
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in International Business
Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Customer Relationship Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Export and Import Management
The students have to appear for 4 semesters. Here is a sample course structure of their PGDBA program:
Principles and Practices of Management
Production or Operations Management
Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
Semester 3: Specialisation (choice of 1 elective)
Required Specialisation 1
Required Specialisation 2
Semester 4: Specialisation (choice of 1 elective)
Required Specialisation 4
Required Specialisation 5
The students get printed study material every semester from SCDL. It is senT through the regular post. Besides the study material, SCDL offers various other modes of interaction for the students –
Email – The students can contact the SCDL faculty through email and get their doubts clarified.
Online Classroom – Classes are held online and students can attend these to interact with faculty.
E-learning Modules – The students can also access certain modules online on SCDL website.
Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA (SCDL) Admission Procedure
STEP:1- Purchasing and filling out the application form
The candidate for admission may obtain the prospectus by paying Rs. 1500/- through any of the following modes-
Online- SCDL Official website
Offline- SCDL Pune Campus/SCDL Associates/HDFC Banks at selected location. (For the list of SCDL Associates and HDFC Banks which provide prospectus/application form. Check out the study centers section of this article.)
Once registered, the candidate needs to pay the application fee and fill up the application form.
NOTE- The application fee is non-refundable.
Once the application is filled through any of the modes provided above, print the application form and submit the filled in application form must be submitted along with-
Required attested copies of academic documents
Work Experience documents
2 passport size photographs
Photo Identity proofs
Name change document (if any)
Complete program fee/First installment
The application form must be couriered to SCDL Pune campus (address given below) for processing of admission. Application form can be submitted online too. The status of the application can be checked online.
Once the admission is confirmed, the student needs to pay the first installment or the full amount of the course fee. The fee must be paid through demand draft in favor of “The Director, SCDL Pune”.
The DD needs to be sent along with the application form. It should carry the student details like name, contact number, name of the program etc.
The address for SCDL Pune Campus is as follows:
Pune (Main Campus)
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Symbiosis Bhavan, 1065 B, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony,
Pune – 411016
Symbiosis Distance MBA Fee Structure 2018-2019
The registration fees for the PGDBA course (equivalent to the MBA course) is Rs. 1500/-.
The program fees may be paid either in a lump sum or in two installments.
The Symbiosis Distance Learning institute requires an additional fee of Rs. 10, 000/- for dual specialization in PGDBA. The fees may be paid online, in cash, or via Demand Draft.
The fee in cash is acceptable only at SCDL Pune Campus and the Demand Draft must be in favor of “The Director, SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune only. All fees and charges can be paid online.
SCDL changes different fee for different programs. The fees charged also varies as per the category of the student –
Fee (Lump sum)
PG Diploma in Business Management (PGDBA)
PG Diploma in International Business (PGDIB)
PG Diploma in IT Management (PGDITM)
PG Diploma in Export and Import Management (PGDEXIM)
PG Diploma in Supply Chain Management (PGDSCM)
PG Diploma in Customer Relationship Management (PGDCRM)
PG Diploma in Retail Management (PGDRM)
PG Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)
PG Diploma in Insurance Management (PGDIM)
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PDGHRM)
Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA Scholarships
The institute offers fee concessions for Active Defense, Paramilitary, and Policemen. The institute does not offer any scholarships otherwise.
Eligibility Criteria for Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA (SCDL)
The eligibility criteria for the SCDL Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration are as follows:
The applicant must be a graduate from any recognized university, or an international graduate from an accredited university. Students appearing for their final graduation exam may also apply for the course.
Final year students can also apply subject to completion of course within the time specified by SCDL.
Diploma students are not eligible for the Distance MBA course. But they can opt for various certificate courses.
Symbiosis Distance MBA Specializations offered
The institute offers the PGDBA course with specializations in
Human Resource Management
Customer Relationship Management.
The institute also provides with dual specializations options.
Out of the specializations listed, students can choose 2 – Primary specialization and secondary specialization. The second specialization can be taken up once the primary specialization is completed.
Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning has all of its courses approved by the DEC and is recognized by the Distance Education Bureau of the UGC for all of its courses.
This premier institute is well recognized and is highly acclaimed.
It has been ranked 1stamongst the top Distance Education Institutes in the country by Careers 360 in 2012.
It has been ranked 2ndamong the best institutes in India in the DNA Indus Learning Survey of 2012.
It has been ranked 3rdamongst the distance learning institutes by Competition Success Review.
International Council for Distance Education (ICDE), chose SCDL for Institutional Superiority Award.
Symbiosis Distance MBA Admission Last Date 2019
The important dates for the academic year of 2019-20 are given below.
Admissions for Symbiosis Distance MBA programs happens in 2 cycles. Each cycle has 3 rounds.
5th June, 2019
31st July, 2019
29th August, 2019
*Based on last year’s dates
Last dates for Admissions
Academic Year 2018-19 Cycle 1
Last Date for round 1 admissions – 5th June, 2018
Last Date for round 2 admissions – 31st July, 2018
Last Date for round 3 admissions – 29th August, 2018
Last Date to complete admission process – July 01, 2018
Last date for change in specialisation – July 31, 2018
Last date to pay complete program fee – Aug 29, 2018
Last date for cancellation of admission, for refund of program fee- Aug 29, 2018
Academic Year 2018-19 Cycle 2
Last Date for round 1 admissions – 1st September, 2018
Last Date for round 2 admissions – 31st December, 2018
Last Date for round 3 admissions – 1st January, 2019
Last Date to complete admission process – January 01, 2019
Last date for change in specialisation – January 31, 2019
Last date to pay complete program fee – February 2019
Last date for cancellation of admission, for refund of program fee- February, 2019
Last Dates for Fee Payment
Option 1 – Full Fee payment – Last date to pay full fee – within 15 days from the date of admission
Option 2 – Fee payment in 2 installments –
Last day to pay 1st installment – within 15 days from the date of admission
Last day to pay 2nd installment – within 30 days from the date of 1st installment
For all inquiries the applicant may contact at the following: Address:
Pune (Main Campus)
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
1065 B, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony,
Pune – 411016
Maharashtra Phone: +91-20-66211000 (Hunting lines) Fax: +91-20-66211040/66211041
Working Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
SCDL has a dedicated placement cell which ensures that the graduates are able to attain better jobs in the industry. The department makes sure that the students are well trained and industry-equipped before th placement season. It provides the following facilities-
Mock Interviews and presentation
Team of specialist career advisors
Help in CV writing, interview skills, aptitude tests
The institute partners with various organizations to support the students in their placements. The institute maintains close ties with the industry to provide cutting-edge and industry-relevant course material to the students.
The following companies have approached SCDL for placements:
BSA Corporation Pvt Ltd
TAS India Pvt Ltd
IIBM Jet India
The Nielsen Company
Process Max Solution
SCDL Study Centers
SCDL has a nationwide presence with over 69 exam centers in India including 1 abroad (Dubai).
Below is a list top 15 states in which the institute has its exam centres-
The institution is well established, and highly rated. Addresses and details about the Information centers are available at: http://www.scdl.net/pdf/examination_centre_list_(tentative).pdf
SCDL Associate Partners
For registration purpose candidates need to visit the SCDL Associate Partners. At present, it has 32 partners in India. Below is a list of top 15 cities with SCDL partners-