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FAQs about DEP (Distance Education Program)

1. What is Distance Education?

Ans: Distance Education allows learners/ participants/ students to learn at their own place and pace. The student need not attend classroom lectures. Students can contact teacher/ faculty through phone, e-mail and online chatting to solve their queries. In addition, students may have to attend a limited period contact program.

2. What are the Distance Education Programs offered by SCHC?

Ans: There are twelve autonomous Distance Education Programs offered by SCHC.


Post Graduate Diploma

  1. Hospital & Healthcare Management (PGDHHM)
  2. Medico Legal Systems (PGDMLS)
  3. Health Insurance Management (PGDHIM)
  4. Clinical Research (PGDCR)
  5. Quality Management of Hospital & Healthcare Organization (PGDQMHHO)
  6. Applied Nutrition & Dietetics (PGDAND)
  7. Medical Tourism (PGDMT)
  8. Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Data Management (PGDPVCDM)
  9. Diploma

  10. Nursing Administration (DNA)



  12. Medical Writing (CPMW)
  13. Disaster Management for Hospital & Healthcare Organization (CPDMHHO)
  14. Hospital Infection Control & Patient Safety (CPHICPS)

3.What are the eligibility criteria for students enrolling for each program?

Ans: For enrolling to PGDHHM, PGDMLS, PGDHIM, PGDAND and PGDMT: Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline.
For PGDCR and PGDPVCDM: Graduate in Life Sciences or Medical Sciences or Statistics

PGDQMHHO: Graduate in any discipline & experience of working in healthcare sector or Graduate in either Medical Sciences including Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacy, Statistics or Life Sciences including Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology

DNA: BSc. Nursing or GNM

For enrollment to:

  • CDMHHO: Graduate in any discipline, GNM
  • CPMW: Graduate in Life Sciences or Medical Sciences
  • CPHICPS: Diploma or Graduate in any discipline

4.What is the duration of each program?

Ans: Post Graduate Diploma Program - 1 Year
Diploma Program - 1 Year
Certificate Program - 6 Months

5.What is the fee structure of each program?

Ans: Please click here to know the details of single program & dual program fees. For “Dual program registration” get 25% concession on program fees.

6.How many programs can I do simultaneously in one year?

Ans: You can choose any two programs of your choice and can complete dual programs in the same duration of one year.

7. Is there any concession available in program fees?

Ans: Special Concession in Fees for Admission in Distance Education Programs for

  • 1. Symbiosis International University Students
  • 2. Symbiosis International University
  • 3. Symbiosis Society Employees
  • 4. Alumni of Symbiosis Centre of Health Care
  • 5. Group Registration
  • 6. FOGSI members

Please find concession pdf here: Special Concession: (https://www.schcpune.org/specialconsession.php)

8. How can I apply for these programs?

Ans: Students can apply for these programs by purchasing prospectus containing application form through following modes of payment

    Pay online

  • By Credit Card/ Debit Card/ / NEFT through our website: www.schcpune.org.
  • E- Prospectus and application (via email) available @Rs. 900/-
  • Hard copy Prospectus and application (By Post) @Rs 1100/-

  • Paying offline

  • By visiting our Head Office or our Authorized Information Centre in your city –
  • Demand Draft @ Rs. 1000/- Receive the prospectus and application form immediately in hand.
  • Demand Draft @ Rs. 1100/- Receive the prospectus and application by post
  • Note: DD to be drawn in favor of “Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC)”, payable at Pune

9. How can I pay the program fees?

Ans: Students can pay the fees and submit the application form in following ways:

Walk- In:
Students may walk in to SCHC with the completely filled application form, registration fees (demand draft (DD), credit card/ debit card/NEFT payment details) and all other required documents. If the student satisfies all admission and eligibility criteria, then the student can walk out with the admission confirmation letter, identity card ( after confirming admission) and study material.

By Post:
The student can forward their application forms along with the DD by post. Students must pay program fees by DD only. The DD must be drawn in favor of “Symbiosis Centre of Health Care” payable at Pune (mention candidate’s name / details on the reverse side). Fees once paid are non refundable.


The student can make online payment by using a

  • Debit card
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)

Please visit our website

Electronic payment:

  • RTGS/NEFT : A/C Name Symbiosis Centre of Health Care
  • A/C no. 60052677905
  • Name of the Bank: Bank of Maharashtra, S.B. Road Branch, Pune
  • IFSC code - MAHB0001261 

After transferring fees through electronic fund transfer kindly mail the following details to

assistantdep@schcpune.org, ic.symbiosis@schcpune.org
  • Name of Student
  • Account Holder
  • Mention UTR/ UTN number
  • Residential address
  • Phone number and E-mail id

10. What is the procedure of submitting the Application form?

Ans: Whatever may be the mode of payment; credit card/ debit card/ DD, your application form with documents must be submitted in hard copy by post/courier. copy by post/courier.

11. Do you have any branch other than Pune?

Ans: Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) Distance Education - Head Office is located only in Pune at Senapati Bapat Road.
We also have Authorised Information Centres at :

  • Ludhiana
  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodara
  • Bhavnagar
  • Lucknow
  • Kandivali, Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Raipur
  • Rohini, Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Nagpur
  • Bhavnagar
  • Bangalore
  • Nagpur

12.What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Healthcare Management (PGDHHM)?

Ans: Healthcare is changing more rapidly than almost any other field. Employment opportunities in healthcare are growing faster than other sectors. Healthcare management requires talented people to manage the changes taking place. The aim of this program is to equip the graduates for administrative, managerial and consultative position in hospital and healthcare organizations.

13. What are the career prospects for students enrolling Post Graduate Diploma in Medico Legal Systems (PGDMLS)?

Ans: With the rise in consumer awareness subsequent to consumer protection act leading to rise in medical litigation, there is need for every professional in the healthcare sector to be alert and medico legally aware. The aim of PGDMLS program is to enable doctors, lawyers, nurses and all other professionals, to understand the prevalent concepts, with a view to prevent & manage medico legal problems.

14. What are the career prospects for students enrolling for Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR)?

Ans: Post World Trade Organization agreements (WTO); India is a preferred destination for clinical trials. PGDCR is aimed to develop professionals aspiring to work in the field of clinical research by imparting quality training and knowledge of general research methodology and processes in various aspects of clinical research. After pursuing PGDCR a student can make his career in pharma companies/ hospitals/ clinical research organizations & data management companies. He can be assigned to different designations like Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Research Associate, Co – Investigator, Principal Investigator, Regulatory Consultant, and Clinical Data Manager.

15. What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Post Graduate Diploma in Quality Management of Hospital & Healthcare Organization (PGDQMHHO)?

Ans: The healthcare sector in India is growing rapidly. Today’s healthcare consumers, being well aware & ready to spend money for their health, demand optimum quality in the services. Accreditation is one of the way through which healthcare organizations can ensure optimum quality in services they provide. Accredited healthcare organizations are preferred over non-accredited ones. Hence healthcare sector needs personnel having expertise in quality to strengthen quality assurance programs. This program will equip the student to work as Quality Manager, Quality Coordinator, Quality Assessor and Quality Department Head in hospital/diagnostic centre/healthcare organization."

16. What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics (PGDAND)?

Ans: Nutrition and Dietetics is a vital, growing field and the opportunities and possibilities in this field are endless. One could build his career in healthcare sector like hospitals, recreation-wellness clubs and sports academies, nursing care facilities and also in Institutional Catering for canteens, food services. In Healthcare sector, one can work as Therapeutic Dietitian, Clinical Nutritionists, Diet Counsellor etc. Institutional Catering & Food service field include mess, canteen, restaurants etc where candidates can work as Nutritionist. Those who are involved in such work are called Administrative or Management Dietitian or Nutritionists. They can also work as consultants or do private practice.

17. What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Tourism (PGDMT)?

Ans: India is a one of frequently preferred medical tourism destination due to its low cost of medical services and experienced doctors. Medical quality standards and international accreditation vary widely across the globe. Increasing global insurance coverage, robust pharmaceutical industry, cheap international travel, comparative low cost and quality healthcare are progressively making India a preferred medical tourism destination. This program aims to provide knowledge about the essentials of medical tourism, industry trends. Immense opportunities available for the aspirants in this field, where they can work as medical tourism manager, tour facilitator/ provider, medical tour consultant, guest relationship managers, medical tourism insurer any many more.

18.What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Data Management (PGDPVCDM)?

Ans: Effective and efficient Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Data Management are critical for the successful outcomes in clinical research, drug marketing and a mandated regulatory requirement as well. All this has led to explosive demand for trained and skilled personnel in this field. This program aims to train professionals in pharmacovigilance and clinical data management how can work as Research Coordinator, Research Associate, Drug Safety Associate, Senior PharmacovigilanceConsultants, Principal Investigator, Regulatory Consultant, Drug Safety Managers and Clinical Data Manager etc.

19.What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA?)

Ans: Healthcare sector is becoming more complex and capital driven due to rapid advances in medicine and technology. Coupled with demand for quality and superior patient outcomes need for skilled and specialized professionals is increasing exponentially. Nursing personnel play a central and critical role in patient care and contribute significantly for the betterment of all patient related outcomes. This program aims at preparing the nursing professionals for leadership roles like Nursing administrator, Nursing superintendent, Nursing supervisor, Nursing officer, Matron, Nurse manager, Sister-in- charge & other Nursing management positions in corporates, NGOs, nursing.

20. What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Certificate Program in Medical Writing (CPMW?)

Ans: Healthcare domains like pharma, medical-device companies, clinical research organizations, academic institutions, publishers offer alluring career path for aspiring academicians, post-doctoral students, scientist, and researchers. Catering to the paucity of credible learning options, this program aims at providing comprehensive insights on medical, regulatory and scientific writing to those wishing to add a significant value to one's career. Once can acquire positons like Medical Advisor, Medical Affairs Manager, Associate Manager, Medical Writer, Lead Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Research Officer, Content Writer, Medical Specialist & many more.

21.What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Certificate Program in Disaster Management for Hospital & Healthcare Organization (CPDMHHO?)

Ans: A disaster is a serious and sudden disruption of the functioning of a community or organization leading to widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and varying degree of impacts. Hospitals and healthcare organizations are critical to disaster response and relief. A safe and resilient hospital can ensure timely and effective healthcare response and safety of admitted patients and its personnel during such events. This program aims to equip healthcare professionals for roles like Emergency Management Specialist, Emergency Management Coordinator, Network administrator, Database analyst, Security Administrator, Operations Analyst etc.

22.What are the career prospects for students enrolling in Certificate Program in Hospital Infection Control & Patient Safety (CPHICPS?)

Ans: Upsurge in awareness of patient rights & safety is increasingly leading to multitude of medico-legal litigations & demand for quality. Apart from mandated requirement for accreditation of hospitals, greater concern for healthcare professional safety & antibiotic resistance has created a huge need of competent workforce to administer & promote patient safety & infection control practices across all healthcare systems. Keeping these issues on the forefront, this program is designed to impart knowledge and skill base required to foster practices of patient safety and infection control enabling healthcare professionals to work as Infection Control Manager, Infection Control Nurse, In-charge CSSD, Quality Consultant,  Executive in Quality Management, Leading position in Hospital Infection Control Committee to name a few.

23.How can I contact faculty for guidance?

Ans: The faculty of each program is available to solve the academic queries by
Email &
Online chats at specified timings

24. What learning resources are offered to students enrolling to Distance Education Programs of Symbiosis?


  • 1. Study material: Modules & Handbook / (Log Book for PGDHMM)
  • 2. E-Learning CD
  • 3. Power Point Presentations
  • 4. Video Lectures

SCHC has introduced these as a part of additional learning resources to supplement understanding of key concepts and bridge the gap between distance and classroom based learning for selected programs. These unique learning resources will enhance the understanding of the subject.

25. What are the placement opportunities?

Ans: During National Seminar, as a value adds at the request of the students, we conduct a placement assistance drive called “CONNEXIONS”. We provide the platform for our students to build rapport with the corporates and appear in the first round of interview. Selected candidates are further called by the interviewing company at their head office.

26. What are the modes of study?

Ans: There are two modes of study:

  • Postal or Offline mode of study
  • Online mode of study

Kindly click here for more info

27. Can I opt for both the modes of study?

Ans: Yes, you can opt for both the modes by paying extra charges for opting for both the modes

28. If I am not able to complete the program in one year, can I get an extension?

Ans: Yes, you can take an extension which can be granted ONLY for one succeeding academic batch.

29. Are there any charges for taking an extension?

Ans: Yes, you can take an extension by applying for it and paying 15% of the program fees along with taxes as applicable. Extension is granted only for 1 academic batch. You can check the payable extension fees in this link Program Extension Form

30. What are the mandatory criteria for completion of the program? alignment

Ans: Candidate should fulfill following mandatory criteria for completion of the program.

I. Assignment submission
II. Log Book submission (only for PGDHHM)
III. Project report submission (only for PGDHHM, PGDCR, PGDHIM, PGDQMHHO, PGDPVCDM, DNA / Project work (only for PGAND,CPMW,CPHICPS,CPDMHHO)
IV. Online Examination
V. Attendance at National Seminar

31. What is difference between Project Work and Project Report?

Ans: Project report consist of a original research work in the field of hospital / healthcare industry carried out by candidate, where for project work candidate is required to actually record or solve partially designed sample case for analyzing their nutritional requirements.

32. How is online examination conducted?

Ans: An online examination will be conducted at the end of the batch. The examination portal link will be mailed on the registered mail id of the student which will be active only during the stipulated time frame (for important dates refer the Students handbook). It is the sole responsibility of the student to access the link with the stipulated time frame and appear for the online examination. Students are required to secure 50% marks in all the academic criteria's to become eligible for the award of Post Graduate Diploma/Diploma/Certificate.

Contact Details

For Admission related queries please email us at corporaterelations@schcpune.org or call on 02020255051, 9552588192

For Prospectus, Payment Confirmation and Study Material related queries please email us at corporaterelations@schcpune.org or call on 02025655023, 9552588162

For Academic, Log Book, Examination, Project Report, Assignments, Certificate and National Seminar related queries email us at incharge_academics@schcpune.org or call on 02025667164, 8888892258