Symbiosis Center Of Distance Learning Distance MBA Review, Fee Structure, Admissions

Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning Distance MBA

Symbiosis Center for distance Learning 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 across many industry related fields.

Admission Procedure

The candidate for admission may obtain the prospectus in person, by paying Rs1200/- by cash, or online by paying Rs1100/- or request it through post by paying Rs1300/- by Demand Draft. The application forms and the prospectus are also available at AXIS bank branches from 28th April onwards.

The filled in application form must be submitted along with the required attested copies of academic documents, Work Experience documents, 2 passport size photographs, Photo Identity proofs, and a registration fee of Rs1000/-. The application form must be couriered to SCDL Pune campus (address given below) for processing of admission. The students must clear the SCDL- PGDBA (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration) entrance exam to be eligible, and on confirmation, must proceed to pay the first installment or the full amount of the course fee. The fee must be paid through demand draft. 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

The candidate may also process his application online. To apply online the student must proceed to the following website:

Fee Structure

The registration fees for the PGDBA course (equivalent to the MBA course) IS Rs1000/-. The program fees may be paid either in a lump sum, or in two installments. The candidate must pay an amount of Rs30, 000/- for the full program on or before 15 November 2015, or must pay in two installments Rs20, 000/- during the registration and Rs15, 000 on or before 15 November 2015. The candidates appearing for the SCDL-PGDBA exam must pay the fees after qualification on or before 15 November 2015. The institute requires an additional fee of Rs7, 000/- for dual specialization in PGDBA. The fees may be paid online, in cash, or via Demand Draft. The fees 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.


The institute offers fee concessions for Active Defense, Paramilitary, and Policemen. The institute does not offer any scholarships otherwise.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the SCDL Post graduate Diploma in Business Administration are as follows:

  1. 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.
  2. The applicant must have a valid score in any of the centralized examinations MMS-CET/ C-MAT/ G-MAT/ CAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ XAT or equivalent entrance examination, or the student must clear the SCDL-PGDBA entrance examination, held by the institute. Details about the exam are given at:

Specializations offered

The institute offers the PGDBA course with specializations in Finance Management, Marketing Management, Management Accounting, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, and Customer Relationship Management. The institute also provides with dual specializations options.


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 1st amongst the top Distance Education Institutes in the country by Careers 360 in 2012. It has been ranked 2nd among the best institutes in India in the DNA Indus Learning Survey of 2012. Furthermore, the institute has been ranked 3rd amongst the distance learning institutes by Competition Success Review. SCDL has many other accolades to its name, and is a highly respected institute in the academia.

Important Dates

The important dates for the academic year of 2015-16 are as follows:

  1. Last date to pay complete program fee as per Option 1 – One Time Payment OR Option 2 – Two Installment: 15th November 2015
  2. Last date to appear for SCDL-PGDBA Entrance Test 2015-2016 and Last date for change of program to PGDBA: 15th October 2015
  3. Last date for change in specialization and Last date for application for dual (additional) specialization (applicable for PGDBA & PGDIM program only): 30th November 2015
  4. Last date to pay complete program fee with late fee: 31st December 2015
  5. Last date for cancellation of admission, for refund of program fee, for all programs: Within 30 days from the date of admission

Contact Details

For all enquiries the applicant may contact at the following:
Pune (Main Campus)
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Symbiosis Bhavan,
1065 B, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony,
Pune - 411016
Phone: +91-20-66211000 (Hunting lines)
Fax: +91-20-66211040/66211041


SCDL partners with various organizations to support the students in their placements. The institute maintains close ties with the industry to provide cutting edge industry relevant course material to the students. The following companies have approached SCDL for placements: Wipro Technologies, Bosch Ltd, Mercedes Benz, NIIT, HDFC Bank, Sharada Infosys, The Nielsen Company, Tata Sky, etc.

Study Centers

SCDL has a nationwide presence, and also has a few information centers abroad. The institution is well established, and highly rated. Addresses and details about the Information centers are available at:

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