Type of College

Private - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition





Deemed University

About Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL)

Since its establishment in the year 2001, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) has been providing quality education to many students which makes it highly popular among the students looking for distance learning in India. It is one of the largest autonomous distance learning education institute in India.

 Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) offers Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate programs across industry sectors including Business Management, International Business, Information Technology, Banking and Finance, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Insurance Management, Education Management, Business and Corporate Law and Entrepreneurship Development.

Further, SCDL partners with local, national, and international organizations to offer the most sought-after Corporate programs. IBM, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Ranbaxy, Collabra, Aditya Birla, Bharti Retail Pvt. Ltd., Wall-mart, Vodafone, Cipla, etc. are amongst other leading companies which have collaborated with Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning with the purpose of offering the corporate programs.

To ensure quality, SCDL appoints excellent academic resources for teaching, evaluation, e-Learning, and self-learning material preparation from its sister Management Institutes as well as from the industry. The syllabus is comparable to that of any full-time management institute. The Academics Department creates and updates the curriculum regularly; the said department includes faculty from top ranks of the industry who have several years of teaching experience. SCDL has full time and over 350 adjunct faculty who give their valuable inputs regarding academic counseling, developing curriculum and assessments and for providing feedback to students on their academic progress.

SCDL has introduced several innovative concepts in distance education for the first time, such as:

  • Introduction of a "Blended Learning" methodology for all the programs, combining all the three forms of learning namely, Published / Printed - Self-Learning Material / Books, Digital e-learning, and Faculty Interaction - Chat Sessions and Online Classroom Facility
  • Introduction of interaction-oriented e-Learning content as a supplementary learning methodology to improve the understanding of concepts through case studies and practical examples, that help in bridging the gap between the book and the classroom. Computer-based assignment system to provide students the flexibility and convenience to submit assignments at any time and receive immediate results and feedback.
  • Interaction with the faculties through the Virtual Classroom has brought the teachers and the students closer. This facility provided by SCDL is an additional student support service that aides interaction with faculty members online and live. Students can ask questions, have peer interaction and even replay an archived lecture. Virtual Classroom sessions are conducted for all courses throughout the year.
  • Online Faculty Chat Sessions allow students to interact with faculty by typing their questions and receiving immediate answers online
  • Modular Course System with Credit Banking Facility: Ability to take any Single Course and Bank and Accumulate credits for future transfer to other programs of SCDL thus providing Flexible Pathways of Learning.
  • A dedicated Call Centre with dedicated telephone lines supported by call operators and student counselors, who are always ready to respond to / guide the students promptly.
  • An 'e' communication center handles all student queries promptly & effectively
  • SCDL has a powerful web portal, www.scdl.net which helps students - Computer-based Assignment Submission, computer-based examinations Booking, Message Board, Counseling, Campus-email ID with the 10GB mailbox, ability to view Admission Status and Academic Status, etc.

SCDL is an autonomous institute and is not part of any University.

  • An autonomus Organization 
  • Helpful environment for the individual and scholarly development 
  • Best in class foundation 
  • Exceedingly qualified and experienced employees 
  • Industry-significant educational programs 
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Certificate in Single Courses Full Time 6 Months Graduation
Certificate Program in Cyber Law (CPCL) Full Time 6 Months Graduation
Certificate Program in Digital Marketing (CPDM) Full Time 4 Months Graduation
Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship Development (CPED) Full Time 6 Months Graduation
Certificate Program in Management Accounting (CPMA) Full Time 6 Months Graduation
Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCWE) Full Time 1 Year 10+2 / Graduation
Diploma in English Language Teaching (DELT) Full Time 1 Year 10+2 / Graduation
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