Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA – Review | Fee | Eligibility | Admission

Symbiosis Distance MBA

Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning offers correspondence education to students across the world. One of the most sought after degree/diploma is that of Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Students from over 45 countries are currently studying under the ambit of Symbiosis Distance Learning umbrella.

The programs designed by SCDL are tuned up to match the current trends and demands of the modern day world and are recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) – Distance Education Bureau (DEB).

List of Courses Offered

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Business
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Customer Relationship Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Export and Import Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Technical Writing
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Pre-primary Teachers Training
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Corporate Law

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) course information

  • Duration: It offers both single and dual specialization program with a duration of two years
  • Maximum duration to complete course: 4 Years
  • Eligibility Criteria:
  • Graduate in any discipline, from a recognized University
  • International student graduates from recognized institution
  • Final year student graduates can also apply
  • Qualification of SCDL – PGDBA Entrance Test
  • Candidate with valid score in National / International MBA Entrance Test (XAT/MAT/CAT/GMAT etc.) for current academic year
  • Medium of instruction: English
  • Specializations offered:
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Management Accounting
    • Human Resource
    • Operations
    • Customer Relationship Management

Symbiosis Program Fee Structure

Following is the program fee structure and non-refundable application form fees (as of the year 2017):

Free Admission Help Available
  • General: ~INR 37,000 and INR 1,500 for form
  • Active Defence/ Paramilitary / Police Personnel: ~INR 34,000 and  INR 1,500 for form
  • SAARC Students: ~ INR 90,000 and INR 6,900 for form
  • International Students: INR 1,66,000 and INR 6,900 for form

Admission Procedure Steps 

  1. Purchase prospectus containing all details regarding programs of the University
  2. Submit the Application Form (available online) with complete details and registration fee
  3. Submit the First Installment or Complete Fee after confirmation of admission

Availability of Application Form:  

  • Students can directly walk into one of SCDL offices
  • You can even apply online here
  • Students can collect brochures/application form from select Axis Bank Branches. List Here
  • One can also use the Postal Media in order to get the prospectus and other related forms for admission

Features of Symbiosis MBA via Distance Mode

  • Study Material: Study Material for every semester is sent to students
  • e-Learning modules: Interactive learning about certain aspects of the syllabi
  • e-Mentoring: Email Support is available to students too
  • Virtual Classroom Sessions: Students attend classes online, can ask questions and interact with the faculty

After Course Placements

The students who complete distance course do not become eligible for the regular course placement support. However, placement assistance is provided (as per the website). It’s a good initiative by the institute, but we remain skeptical as to how useful this might be considering the number of students applying for the same.

Our Own Understanding and review

Symbiosis has one of the best distance learning post graduate diploma in business administration in the country. It is professionally managed and has a reasonable fee structure. It also has pan India presence, which makes it easy for students shifting their location regularly. If you are looking for private options for doing distance education in the field of business, Symbiosis is definitely one of the best options out there.

There are some other options with respect to distance learning available to students as of now. It’s recommended that aspirants also read about the following:

Other Options For Students 

Symbiosis Contact Information: 

  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
    Symbiosis Bhavan,
    1065 B, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony,
    Pune – 411016, Maharashtra, India.
    Phone: +91-20-66211000 (Hunting lines)
    Fax: +91-20-66211040/66211041
By | 2018-04-01T19:56:14+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Distance MBA, Private University|2 Comments


  1. Priti April 1, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    I want to apply for PGDBM in HR , when can I apply?

    • Hector M April 2, 2018 at 12:03 am - Reply

      Please call the university at the details mentioned above in the contact section

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