Post Graduate Diploma in School Counselling (PGDSC)

Autonomous Program

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.

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

  • Bachelor degree holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognized 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 years.
  • The registration period is valid for two academic year.

Total Credit Points : 36

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

    Application Form Fees (Non-refundable):
  • For Indian Residents General: ₹ 1200/-
  • International / SAARC: US $100 OR Rs. 7,200/-

Program Fees: Students have to pay the fees as mentioned below:
A] One Time Payment: - Student has to pay the full course fees immediately on the day of admission or on or before 30th March 2021, which ever is earlier as follows :

    Note: Participants are required to pay exam fees per exam per attempt separately. Exam Fee is not a part of Program Fee.

    Fee Payment Mode: Fees can be paid Online or by Demand Draft.
  • Payment via Online: this can be done through payment gateway.
  • Payment via DD: this can be submitted at SCDL Pune campus. The Demand Draft needs to be in favor of "The Director, SCDL, Pune" payable at Pune only.

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