It is the 21st century and technology has created waves so unprecedented that it seems almost unbelievable to see these changes in our daily life. Technology has revolutionized the education to such an extent that a classroom now means a student, teacher, and an internet chatroom. Distance education has been a boon for a lot of aspiring learners who struggle because of geographical constraints. However, several of these distance education institutions have, over the years, been pegged down as unreliable and phony. It is in this unfortunate scenario that Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning holds the torch to its peers.
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) currently offers Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma, and
Certificate programs across industry sectors including Business Management, International Business, Information Technology, Data Science, Banking and Finance, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Insurance Management, Education Management, Business and Corporate Law, and Entrepreneurship Development. Since SCDL offers distance education, it has the liberty to reach out and onboard the best of academic resources for teaching, evaluation, e-Learning, and self-learning material preparation from top management institutes as well as from the industry.
Since SCDL maintains fruitful collaborations with the Industry, the institute finds no roadblocks in partnering with local, national and international organizations to offer corporate programs. Some of the leading organizations that have collaborated with SCDL to offer corporate programs are IBM, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Ranbaxy, Collabra, Aditya Birla, Bharti Retail Pvt. Ltd., Wall-mart, Vodafone, and Cipla. Moreover, the curriculum is designed and constantly updated through
the Board of Studies comprising expert faculty and industry and having several years of experience. Therefore, one can compare the SCDL curriculum with that of any full-time management institute and see for themselves that SCDL is in all aspects numero uno!
However, the Board of Studies does not limit themselves to designing the curriculum, the seasoned experts also conduct virtual classes for the students. SCDLs academics department, as mentioned earlier, is a fine blend of experts from academia & the industry. Experienced visiting faculty is mainly drawn from the industry who provide useful insights into real-world situations and help students chart a successful career path. SCDL ensures that its faculty members attend workshops and training programs to seek innovative teaching methodologies and implement efficient learning systems for the benefit of students.
The faculty members also engage in research and attend national/international conferences to remain in constant touch with recent developments in the industry. “The teaching methodology incorporated at SCDL includes all the latest developments in business. The teaching staff ensures they address the challenge of putting theory into practice. This ensures that what students learn at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is always current and up-to-date,” says Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Director, SCDL, and Pro-Chancellor, Symbiosis Skills University, Pune.
SCDL is quite proud of its graduates who have been placed at various positions with corporate giants like Aramex, Aztec Soft, Bosch Ltd, Capgemini, Capita, Doodle All, Enthrall Technologies vt. Ltd, ENyota Learning, Eternus Solutions, Euro Kids International Ltd, Exult, Harbinger Group, HDFC Bank Ltd, IIBM Jet India, KGC Logistics, LIQVID, Mercedes Benz, MSKWorldwide, NIIT, Overnite, Reliance Retail, Rohan Builders, Sakal Media Group, Sharada Infosys Pvt. Ltd, Shri Krishna Agro Equipment Pvt. Ltd, SRV Media, Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co.Ltd., Symantec Corporation Ltd (R and D), TAS India Pvt. Ltd., Tata Sky, TCS, Wipro BPO Solutions Ltd. It is no wonder that the SCDL alumni database showcases around four thousand alumni students, who act as SCDL’s ambassadors. SCDL makes it a point to share the graduates’ success stories through the prospectus and website very year, thus inspiring future graduates.
Having won awards like the Maharashtra Government’s IT Award for Human ResourceDevelopment through quality Distance Education and innovative use of ICT, which was presented by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra and being nominated for the Institutional Excellence Award by the prestigious International Council for Distance Education (ICDE), an apex body promoting open and distance education in the world, SCDL is proud to be an educational institution that harbors the true spirit of learning. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning eagerly looks forward to imparting innovative teaching methodologies and implement effective and efficient learning systems for the benefit of students.
Since SCDL’s students are mostly working professionals who have face time constraints to sit through long lecture sessions, SCDL offers a “Blended Learning” methodology, combining all the three forms of learning, Published/Printed Self-Learning Material/Books, Digital e-learning and Faculty Interaction, Chat Sessions & Online Classroom Facility. SCDL has been able to connect faculty and students through the use of ICT, wherein tutors use online chats and online classrooms to stimulate discussions. These sessions allow students to interact with faculty and clear their doubts immediately. This also facilitates the students to attend online lectures from their place of work or home, have peer interaction and even replay an archived lecture.
Similarly, Symbiosis World Campus’ is a powerful web portal that forms the center of learning with facilities like – Assignment Submission, Computer-Based Examination, and E-Mentoring, etc. In addition, the highly interactive e-Learning content is a supplementary learning methodology to improve the understanding of concepts through case studies and practical examples, thereby bridging the gap between the book and the classroom.
Along the same lines, SCDL offers Modular Course System with Credit Banking Facility thus providing Flexible Pathways of Learning. It is also worth noting the SCDL aims at imparting quality education to one and all without any bar whatsoever. Hence, it provides fee concessions to those aspiring graduates who are not able to pay the tuition fee upfront.