Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA Admission Fees Eligibility 2018-2019

symbiosis distance learning mba
Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA 2018Symbiosis (SCDL) is a leading distance learning autonomous institute in India located in Pune (Main Office), Bangalore, Nasik & Noida. The institute is known for its distance learning MBA (PGDBA) program.

Since Symbiosis Centre For Distance Learning (SCDL) is not a university, it only offers diploma courses. The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) offered by SCDL is considered to be equivalent to an MBA program and it is quite popular among working professionals too.

Apart from its popular PGDBA (Distance Learning MBA) program, the institute also runs various Postgraduate, Diploma & Certificate programs under distance education mode.

In this article, you'll find information about Symbiosis distance learning MBA which includes SCDL MBA admission procedure, fee structure, eligibility criteria and various other frequently asked questions will also be answered here.

You'll also get to know about various MBA specialization that Symbiosis offers with its distance learning MBA programme.

So without wasting any more time, let's dive into the SCDL PGDBA program.

Symbiosis Pune Distance Learning MBA (PGDBA)

Symbiosis is a top-notch distance education institute in India started in 2001 and offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) which is specially designed for people who want to excel in their professional life.

It is a 2 years distance learning program which is divided into 4 semesters.

The curriculum of the course is designed by industry professionals and prominent academicians and it is based on the real business case studies.

The details of Distance Learning MBA program offered by SCDL is as follows.

Who Can Join?: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • International/SAARC students having a graduation degree from a recognized/accredited University/ Institution can also apply.
  • Graduation Final year students who are awaiting their results can also apply. Although these students need to complete their bachelor's degree within the given time period of SCDL.

Duration of SCDL MBA (PGDBA) Program

The total duration of SCDL PGDBA program is 2 years. Although the registration is valid for 4 academic years.

What Specializations are Available

There are total 4 semesters in distance education MBA program offered by Symbiosis. The first two semesters focus on core modules. In the 3rd semester, students can choose their specialization. students can choose two electives, from list specializations.

There are total 6 specializations available to choose from. The name of the available specializations are as follows
  1. Finance
  2. Marketing
  3. Human Resource
  4. Management Accounting
  5. Operations
  6. Customer Relationship Management

Fee Structure

We've already written a long post about the fee structure of various courses offered by SCDL. you can check MBA Fee Structure.

We're also writing a brief fee structure of SCDL MBA below

There are two types of fees that students need to pay to SCDL for taking admission.

Application Fee:

For Indian Students: INR 1500
For International and SAARC Students: USD $100 or INR 6900

Program Fee:

Students have two options to pay their fee. They can either pay the full fee in advance or they can opt for the installment mode of payment.

The fee structure of Symbiosis distance learning MBA (PGDBA) is as follows.

Installment 1
Installment 2
One Time Payment Option
INR 40,000
Active Defence / Paramilitary / Police
INR 37,000
USD $2400
USD $1300
Installment  Payment Option
INR 27,000
INR 17,000
Active Defence / Paramilitary / Police
INR 26,000
INR 15,000
USD $1600
USD $1100
USD $900
USD $600

Students are required to pay the examination fee extra as per their attempts.

The fee can be paid online or through demand draft.

To make the payment using demand draft, students need to make demand draft in favor of "The Director, SCDL, Pune" payable at Pune.

How to apply: Admission Procedure

  • Purchase the prospectus and application form from SCDL Campuses, SCDL Associates, Selected  HDFC Banks, and through SCDL website for Rs 1500/-.
  • Submit the form with the required document at SCDL Campuses and SCDL Information Centers. You can also courier the same to SCDL Pune Campus.
  • Submit Full Fee or First Installment Payment along with the Registration Form.
  • If you're an international student seeking admission into Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA program, you may refer to the following post.
for more details refer SCDL website & prospectus.

List of Other Management Courses Offered By Symbiosis Pune

Apart from Distance Learning MBA, Symbiosis also offer 19 other different courses. These distance learning courses include various PG Diploma, Diploma & Certification courses. To know more about these courses you may visit our following post.

Below is the list of some industry-specific post-graduate diploma courses offered by SCDL.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in IT Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Business
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Customer Relationship Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Export and Import Management

SCDL PGDBA Sample Certificate

Below is a sample certificate that SCDL provides to their students after completing the course.

SCDL PGDBA Sample Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Do students required to appear in an entrance test to get admission in Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA?

Answer: Yes, Students are required to appear in SCDL PGDBA entrance test for getting an admission.

Question: Is SCDL approved by UGC?

Answer: All universities and institutions offering distance education in India are required to get an prior approval from UGC DEB to offer distance education courses in India. SCDL has an approval to offer these courses from UGC. Although we advise that you should check UGC DEB website for the recent update on SCDL approval.

Question: Is PGDM or PGDBA is equavalant to MBA?

Answer: Syllabus wise both PGDM and MBA are almost the same. Both the courses give you the similar kind of knowledge about business management. The major difference between the two is, a PGDM is a diploma course while MBA is a degree program. Both the courses are equally accepted in the corporate world.

Question: Can I do a PHD after PGDM?

Answer: No, You can not do PHD after PGDM. You need an MBA degree for doing your PHD.

To read a review about SCDL or know what Symbiosis Students Says about their Distance MBA Course you may visit the corresponding links.
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Annamalai University DDE (Directorate of Distance Education) 2018

Annamalai University DDE
Annamalai University Distance Education: If you're from India, you probably must have heard the name of Asia's largest public residential university known as Annamalai University

The Annamalai University is located in  Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu & offers more than 500 courses through distance education under its distance education wing known as Annamalai Directorate of Distance Education.

Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) was established in the year of 1979.

To meet the high demand of distance learning courses, Annamalai university has a wide reach of study centers & computer training centers.

In our today's post, we're gonna give you a brief about the distance education courses offered by Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education (DDE).

As we've already mentioned above Annamalai University offers more than 500 courses so mentioning the name of all the courses within this post won't be possible for us, if you are looking for a complete list of courses that the university offers under distance education system, we suggest you to visit university official website.

Annamalai University DDE

Annamalai University Distance Education Courses

Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education offers courses in every discipline including medical studies, hotel management, business management, computer science & IT, B.Ed programmes etc. All of the programmes are under regular study.

Under Graduate Programmes

B.A., B.lit., B.B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., B.B.L., B.A.L., B.G.L., LL.M. and B.L.I.S. programmes

Post Graduate Programmes

M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, M.L.M.,M.S.W, and M.L.I.S programmes

P.G.Diploma, Diploma and Certificate Programmes (Only Few)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Industrial Safety
  • Diploma in Industrial Hygiene
  • Diploma in Food & Nutrition
  • Diploma in Quality Control and Analysis of Industrial Chemicals
  • Diploma in Petroleum Refining Engineering (E.M.)
  • P.G. Diploma in Dairy Technology
  • P.G. Diploma in Agricultural Marketing Management
  • P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights
  • P.G. Diploma in Ornamental and Landscape Gardening
  • Diploma in Commercial Floriculture
  • Diploma in Livestock Products Technology
  • P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
  • P.G. Diploma in Hospital Management
  • P.G. Diploma in Sociology of Health

Double Degree Programme

  • B.Lit Tamil
  • B.A. English
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Political Science
  • B.A. Economics
  • B.A. Sociology
  • B.Com
  • B.Sc. Statistics
  • B.Sc. Computer Science

Music Program

  • Bachelor of Music and Dance Programmes
  • Master of Music Programmes
  • Music Diploma Programmes
  • Dance Diploma Programmes
  • Music & Dance Certificate Programmes/Pre-Foundation Programme/Foundation Programme

B.Ed Programme

  • B.Ed (English & Tamil Medium)

Hotel Management Programs

Annamalai University also offers some of the hotel management programme. To know about these courses kindly contact university officials.

Health Science Programme

Annamalai University offers MBA in hospital management under health science programme category.

Business Management Course

Annamalai university offers a wide range of programme under business management category. We've already posted a detailed information about Annamalai University MBA courses. for more details refer to that post.

IT & Computer programmes

UG Courses:
  • B.C.A.(Bachelor of Computer Applications)
  • B.Sc. (Computer Science)
  • B.Sc. (Information Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Visual Communication)
PG Courses:
  • M.B.A. Information Systems
  • M.C.A.
  • M.Sc. (Information Technology)
  • M.Sc. (Software Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Computer Science)
  • M.Sc. (Visual Communication)
PG Diploma Courses:
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation & Networking
  • PG Dip. in Computer Application (PGDCA)
Diploma Courses:
  • Dip. in Computer Application (DCA)
All the programmes of study offered by Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. The Directorate is introducing B.Ed. Programme through distance education mode from the year 2008-09 with the approval of National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi.

The motto of Annamalai University Distance Education is to provide education to those who can't attend the campus but desire to study.

Annamalai University has been accrediated with a grade of B++  by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Students who can't afford the fee for distance education courses but has an aptitude can avail the benefits of 356 scholarships and awards, which are given to eligible candidates every year.

Annamalai University has the 10 departments, which are as follows
  1. Faculty of Arts
  2. Faculty of Science
  3. Faculty of Indian Languages
  4. Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  5. Faculty of Education
  6. Faculty of Fine Arts
  7. Faculty of Agriculture
  8. Faculty of Marine Sciences
  9. Faculty of Medicine
  10. Faculty of Dentistry
In this post, we've tried to convey all the basic information related to distance education offered by Annamalai University to our readers, although the information is not complete. We strongly suggest our readers to visit university official website i.e for complete information or contact on the details given below.

The Director
P.O Box no: 4
Directorate of Distance Education
Annamalai University
Annamalai nagar
Pin – 608002

Phone no: 04144-238043 to 238047, 238610
Fax no: 04144-238987
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Does Correspondence MBA has a Value & Helps in Getting a Better Job

Correspondence MBA
The increasing demands of skilled MBA professionals have motivated people towards joining a degree program in management.

There are 3 options available for people looking for getting an MBA degree i.e Regular MBACorrespondence MBA or Distance Learning MBA & Online MBA.

Correspondence MBA courses are very popular among working professionals.

People prefer to join a job along with a correspondence MBA so that they can get a promotion just after completing their higher education.

Private sector is getting more demanding in terms of employee qualification & working experience because of high level of competition in the market. HR Department generally prefers to hire employees who have a business degree along with at least 2 years of working experience.

A Distance learning MBA programme is always a better option for working executives & people who don't have time and money to join a regular course. I've seen many people asking "Is Mba Through Correspondence Has Value In Market". If you ask me this question my answer probably would be YES, It does have a Value.

A Distance MBA has a equal value as a full-time MBA has because ultimately both of these courses offer you a University recognized degree which is acceptable across all industry. That's true you don't get learning environmental as you might have got if you would have joined a regular course but this can be negligible if you join a job along with your correspondence MBA.

All private organizations including MNC's prefer a candidate who has a good experience in the required field, so people with MBA Degree + Experience always get the preference.


Based on the facts mentioned above, Correspondence MBA from a recognized University like IGNOU, IMT Ghaziabad, Symbiosis (SCDL), AMITY University, Lovely Professional University, Sikkim Manipal University, ICFAI University, Annamalai University etc really has a value & helps candidate securing a better job or promotion. 
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Mumbai University Distance Education Courses Admission Prospectus 2018

Mumbai University Distance Education
Mumbai University Distance Education: University of Mumbai or Mumbai University is one of the oldest & popular universities in India. It is among India's first three universities.

Mumbai University was established in the year 1857. The University is known for its quality education & beautiful building.

The University has been re-accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC.

Mumbai university has two campuses and 669 affiliated colleges.

In the year 1971, Mumbai University started correspondence courses to help students who otherwise don't have easy access to higher education.

Initially, the correspondence courses were being offered under Directorate of Correspondence Courses, which later has been upgraded to Directorate of Distance Education in the year 1985 and further upgraded to Institute of Distance Education (IDE) in the year 1993 and now in the year 2008 IDE has been further upgraded as Institute of Distance & Open Learning.

As of now, Mumbai University has a strong base of more than 80000 registered students under distance learning mode.

Not only just students, many film personalities are also pursuing courses through IDOL.

University of Mumbai has the following vision for distance education
To position IDOL as a premier ODL institute responsive to emerging needs of learners by providing education for all.
To produce high quality graduates and contribute towards sustainable development of the university by supporting creation of excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Mumbai University Institute of Distance & Open Learning

Mumbai University Distance Education Courses

Special Features of Institute of Distance and Open Learning

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Printed Study Material
  • Audio-Visual and Electronic aids
  • Virtual Learning Class-rooms (VLC) facility
  • Library with 45000 books
  • Personal Contact Programmes
  • Counseling Facility at Head Quarter

Faculty of Arts & Science

Under Graduate Courses
  • First Year B.A. 
  • Second Year B.A.
  • Third Year B.A.
Post Graduate Courses
  • M.A. Part I&II 
  • M.A. (Edu) Part I&II 
  • M.A./M.Sc (Mathematics) Part- I&II

Faculty of Commerce & Management

Under Graduate Courses
  • First Year B.Com. 
  • Second Year B.Com. 
  • Third Year B.Com

Post Graduate Courses

Management Programmes
  • PGDFM Part-I&II
  • PGDORM Part I&II

Faculty of Science

B.Sc. Computer Science Programme 
  1. First Year B.Sc. Computer Science 
  2. Second Year B.Sc. Computer Science 
  3. Third Year B.Sc. Computer Science 
B.Sc. Information Technology Programme 
  1. First Year B.Sc. Information Technology 
  2. Second Year B.Sc. Information Technology 
  3. Third Year B.Sc. Information Technology 
M.Sc. Computer Science Programme 
  1. M.Sc. Computer Science PART- I 
  2. M.Sc. Computer Science PART- II 
M.Sc. Information Technology Programme 
  1. M,Sc. PART- I Information Technology 
  2. M.Sc. PART - II Information Technology 
Details of Programmes in Faculty of Technology 

Master of Computer Application Programme (MCA) 
  1. M.C.A. First Year (Semester –I & II) 
  2. M.CA Second Year (Semester – III & IV) 
  3. M.CA Third Year (Semester- V & VI)

Mumbai University Distance Education Admission Procedure

Below is an infographic which explains the admission procedure for Mumbai University Institute of Distance and Open Learning.
Mumbai University Distance Education Admission

For more information about the eligibility criteria for distance learning courses & their fee structure, students may download the prospectus or can visit Mumbai University official website for Institute of distance and open learning.

For personal contact program, students are required to visit their nearest study center. There they will find a detailed timetable for PCP. Personal Contact Programs are commenced from November every year.

An identity card is must to carry for all students whenever they visit IDOL or attend any lecture. Attendance and practicals are compulsory for B.Sc./M.Sc. IT/Comp.Sc/ and MCA Programmes. For B.A./B.Com./M.A./M.Com Programmes attendance is not compulsory.

Study material is available in Marathi & English only. Apart from Study material, students can also avail the facility of the virtual classroom, audio video center, and Library by visiting the university.

Examinations are held twice in a year i.e first half & second half of a calendar year. All courses offered by Mumbai University Distance Education are approved by Distance Education Council, New Delhi.
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Career In Marketing After Distance Learning MBA

Marketing Mix
If you're planning to make a career in marketing, believe me, it's one of the most exciting career options after MBA.

A career in marketing not only give you a better salary offer but also enable you to utilize your full potential & make you think out of the box.

I may sound biased on this because I'm also a marketing professional but believe me I love my job & I'll recommend you the same after MBA.

Skills Required For Career In Marketing

Skills required to make a career in marketing has taken a technological shift. Now a person should be sound in popular software, social media & internet.

Unlike traditional marketing tools like a newspaper, magazines roadshows etc,  social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc are being used to promote the product in the market.

Apart from your out of the box thinking, you must be versed in all these kinds of stuff to become a successful marketing professional.

The whole marketing activities also require to justify the return on investment. Marketing people should learn accountability to figure out the return on what they do. So overall it's a challenging career too.

Career Path

After an MBA most of the people start their career as a marketing executive because the job requires some experience to be promoted to the higher level.

Some companies describe this role as a marketing assistant, marketing associates or marketing coordinator.

After two or three years, promotion to Senior Marketing Executive with greater responsibility, then Marketing Manager after a further two or three years, and then to Marketing Director.

Career Options For MBA in Marketing

There are numerous career options available for MBA's in the field of marketing. Some of the popular ones are
  • Brand Management
  • Sales
  • Market Research
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Consulting
  • Digital Media Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization

Does It Really Require To Be An MBA To Make A Career In Marketing

Frankly saying, No, It's not at all required to be an MBA to get a job in the field of marketing. There are numerous jobs available for undergraduates too. Although companies prefer to hire MBAs because they have better knowledge about marketing as well of business. They know what actions may hurt or take the business to the next level. It depends on company to company & job requirement as well that what qualification is needed to perform that job.

How To Make Your CV For A Job In Marketing

As we'd discussed in one of our previous post that tailors your resume as per the job requirement works best. Read the job description carefully. Try to figure out what the interviewer would have been looking for during the interview & try to satisfy the expectations in your CV. The key to writing a successful marketing CV is to always link your achievements with the requirements of the job you are applying for and demonstrate how you have used these skills in your career to date - or during your university days - and to what effect.

Job Interview Process For A Marketing Professional

The job interview process for a marketing professional is not much different from other job interviews. Although it depends on the organization to organization that which process do they use. Some organizations may put you through some assessment tests where they will assess your skills which are required for the job. Some companies may assess you by taking a telephonic interview followed by 2 to 5 Face to Face interviews.

During the interview, you may be asked some general questions like
  • Walk me through your resume/Tell me about yourself.
  • Why are you interested in Brand Management?
  • Why do you want to work for our company?
  • What do you think are the most important characteristics for a marketer?
  • Is there anything you would change about your summer experience?
Or some case questions like
  • Describe a situation where your efforts really made a difference.
  • What was the hardest decision you ever had to make at work?
  • What goals have you set for yourself and how will you reach them?
  • What is your professional self-development plan for the next 3-5 years?
  • What’s the most creative thing you’ve ever done?
  • Give me an example of when you had to use data during your last job.

These are a set of questions which may or may not be asked during your job interview for a post in marketing.

Hope our today's post will help you make your career in marketing. if you've any suggestion or question feel free to contact us using our contact us form.
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