Symbiosis Center of Distance Learning (SCDL) MBA Review, Fee Structure, 2018 Admissions

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Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA (SCDL)

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.

Program Name PGDBA (Equivalent to MBA)
Duration 2 years
Maximum Duration 4 years
Specializations Offered Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations, Account and CRM
Medium English
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–

The students have to appear for 4 semesters. Here is a sample course structure of their PGDBA program:

  Semester 1 Principles and Practices of Management
Organizational Behavior
Management Accounting
Managerial Economics
Business Law
  Semester 2 Production or Operations Management
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Marketing Management
Management Information Systems
Semester 3: Specialisation (choice of 1 elective) Required Specialisation 1
Required Specialisation 2
Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Semester 4: Specialisation (choice of 1 elective) Required Specialisation 4
Required Specialisation 5
Elective 4
Elective 5
Elective 6

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 –

  1. Email – The students can contact the SCDL faculty through email and get their doubts clarified.
  2. Online Classroom – Classes are held online and students can attend these to interact with faculty.
  3. E-learning Modules – The students can also access certain modules online on SCDL website.

Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA (SCDL) Admission Procedure

Symbiosis Admission is a 3-step process-

  1. Purchasing and filling out the application form
  2. Registration
  3. Payment

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.

Step:2- Registration

Symbiosis Online Application Form

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.

Step-3: Payment

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
Maharashtra

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 fee structure of other courses offered through SCDL is available here.

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 –

Program Name Category Fee (Lump sum) Fee (Installment)
Ist IInd
PG Diploma in Business Management (PGDBA) General Rs 40,000 Rs 27,000 Rs 17,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 37,000 Rs 26,000 Rs 15,000
PG Diploma in International Business (PGDIB) General Rs 40,000 Rs 27,000 Rs 17,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 37,000 Rs 26,000 Rs 15,000
PG Diploma in IT Management (PGDITM) General Rs 40,000 Rs 27,000 Rs 17,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 37,000 Rs 26,000 Rs 15,000
PG Diploma in Export and Import Management (PGDEXIM) General Rs 30,000 Rs 23,000 Rs 12,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 26,000 Rs 20,000 Rs 10,000
PG Diploma in Supply Chain Management (PGDSCM) General Rs 30,000 Rs 23,000 Rs 12,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 26,000 Rs 20,000 Rs 10,000
PG Diploma in Customer Relationship Management (PGDCRM) General Rs 30,000 Rs 23,000 Rs 12,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 26,000 Rs 20,000 Rs 10,000
PG Diploma in Retail Management (PGDRM) General Rs 30,000 Rs 23,000 Rs 12,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 26,000 Rs 20,000 Rs 10,000
PG Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) General Rs 40,000 Rs 27,000 Rs 17,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 37,000 Rs 26,000 Rs 15,000
PG Diploma in Insurance Management (PGDIM) General Rs 30,000 Rs 23,000 Rs 12,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 26,000 Rs 20,000 Rs 10,000
PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (PDGHRM) General Rs 30,000 Rs 23,000 Rs 12,000
Active Defence/Paramilitary/Police Rs 26,000 Rs 20,000 Rs 10,000

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:

  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. Final year students can also apply subject to completion of course within the time specified by SCDL.
  3. 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

  • Finance Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations 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.

Approval

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.

SCDL Ranking

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 Education Important Dates 2018-19

The important dates for the academic year of 2018-19 are given below. For more information about Symbiosis Distance Education Important Dates, click here.

Event Date
Round 1 admission closure 5th June 2018
Round 2 admission closure 30th June 2018
Program begins 2nd July 2018
Online classes begin 2nd August 2018
One-time fee payment date Within 30 dates of admission confirmation
Installment fee payment date ·         First fee payment- Within 30 days of admission confirmation

·         Second fee payment- Within 30 days of payment of 1st installment.

Last date to submit documents 25th August 2018

Contact Details

For all inquiries the applicant may contact at the following:
Address:
Pune (Main Campus)
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Symbiosis Bhavan,
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 Placements

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:

·         Wipro Technologies

·         Bosch Ltd

·         Mercedes Benz

·         NIIT

·         HDFC Bank

·         Sharada Infosys

·         The Nielsen Company

·         Tata Sky

·         Capita

·         Exult

·         IIBM Jet India

·         LIQVID

·         TCS

·         Speedify Designing

·         Tridat

·         TSL Marketing

·         Texnovate

·         Wills Lifestyle

·         SRV Media

·         Process Max Solution

·         Rohan Builders

·         TAS India Pvt Ltd

·         Young Learners

·         BSA Corporation Pvt Ltd

SCDL Study Centers

SCDL has a nationwide presence with over 69 exam centers in India including 1 abroad (Dubai).

Exam Centers

Below is a list top 15 states in which the institute has its exam centres-

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Delhi
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Karnataka
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Orrisa
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • West Bengal

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-

  • Ahmadabad
  • Ambala
  • Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • Dehradun
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Kanpur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Nagpur
  • Surat
  • Mysore

 

 

 

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