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In a rapidly changing socio-economic environment, the children of today are constantly under stress.

This has created a need for school counsellors at all levels of school education. Thus school counsellors have become vital members of the education team and are responsible for the mental well being of the students. This program will build concepts of the child psychology, abnormal psychology and learning difficulties, enabling students to identify the psychological need of the school children & provide guidance. Students enrolling for this program will learn basic counselling techniques and methods of psychological testing.

PG Diploma in School Counselling thus will equip students to effectively work as a school counsellor at all levels.


  • Bachelor's degree holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • International / SAARC  Graduate from a recognised / accredited University / Institution.
  • Students who have appeared for final year of examination of their bachelor's degree program and are awaiting results can also apply, subject to successfully completing their bachelor's degree program / graduation within the time period specified by SCDL.

  • The duration of the program is one year.
  • The registration period is valid for two academic years.

Total Credit Points : 36

Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Foundation of Mental Health and Adjustment
Abnormal Psychology
Learning Difficulties
Basics of Counselling, Techniques and Practices
Psychological Testing
Project Report

After completing this PG diploma, a candidate can work as a School Counsellor.

Application Form Fee
The application form fee for applicants in:
  • General Category: ₹ 1200
  • Defence/Paramilitary/Police Category: ₹ 1200
  • International/SAARC Category: US $ 100
Note: Application fee is non-refundable.

Fee Payment Options

Students have two options to pay the program fees as per below specified timelines.
→ Option 1: One-Time Payment: Pay full program fee in one-time payment, as specified for respective program,
within 30 days from the date of grant of confirmed admission.
→ Option 2: Two-Instalments: Pay full program fee in two-instalments:
  • Pay first instalment within 15 days from the date of grant of confirmed admission.
  • Pay second instalment within 45 days of payment of first Instalment payment or on or before
    the last date to pay full fee, whichever is earlier, as per policy.
     Note: Installment option closes 15 days before the last specified date of admission
Category One time full payment 1st installment 2nd installment
General ₹ 35,000/- ₹ 25,000/- ₹ 15,000/-
Defence ₹ 27,000/- ₹ 25,000/- ₹ 7,000/-
NRI $1151 $825 $495
SAARC $850 $700 $300
Note: Exam fees and project fee is not included in program fee. Pay Exam fees and project fee separately. Pay exam fee per paper per attempt. Exam fees or project fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. SCDL does not accept any type of fee in cash.
Mode of Payments
♦ Online: Students can pay application form fees, program fees and all exam fees online.
♦ Demand Draft: Students can pay fees via Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of  
   “The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune.


  • Each course comprises of an assignment (30 marks) and computer-based examination (70 marks). Students should appear for the assessments on a timely basis and complete the program in the validity period.
  • Assignments are objective type and are available in the student login. Examinations include a subjective element in addition to the objective part.
  • In Semester II students are required to submit an online project of 100 marks.
  • Diploma will be awarded only after student passes in all elements of assessments i.e. each computer based examination, each assignment and project subject to completion of program duration and fulfilment of all other criteria laid down by SCDL, including payment of all fees/dues.

1 Year

  • School Counsellor

    School Counsellor

I, Asst. Prof. always wanted to enhance my skills to understand my student’s perspective and their problems better. I chose Symbiosis PGDSC program due to its flexibility and updated course content. I find this course very interesting, challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Due to rise in stress level and anxiety in young people at school and colleges, this course has enable me to be a better people’s person thus providing new insight to the dimensions of the problems related to fear, stress & anxiety and building strategies to help people cope up/overcome the same. It has also provide me new career avenues in diverse areas/sectors as well. This course meets my expectations significantly

- Aditi Sharma Dogra, PGDSC