Symbiosis Centre for Online Learning (SCOL) was founded in 2021 under the aegis of Symbiosis Skills and Professional University with the vision of enhancing learning opportunities and equitable access to quality education. As technologies continue to grow and innovative educational delivery modes, such as MOOCs and blended approaches are developed, several global trends are emerging due to experiences like the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pandemic-related difficult experiences of educational and learning losses were the driving forces behind the establishment of SCOL in 2021. The pandemic and its aftermath proved how conventional modes of education can be disrupted quite easily and how an online and blended footprint of an educational institute can ensure quality content delivery in such difficult times. Thus, SCOL since 2021, has been proving its relevance and resilience in the field of education. The most evident testimonial of this is perhaps the plethora of individuals from different dimensions of socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds who have chosen SCOL to further boost their learning enhancement.
SCOL is committed to promoting digital teaching methods, improving learning outcomes and increasing flexibility for teachers and students.
Our mission at Symbiosis Centre for Online Learning (SCOL) is to provide an inductive, secure online environment in which every student will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become accomplished, productive members, of the ever-changing, global community.
SCOL is responsible for locating and supporting various need-based courses in which digital media and online tools can contribute to increased learning, motivation and commitment. In addition, SCOL is offering professional development programmes for industry and educational institutions including advice and support regarding the development of digital learning materials, e-content development, MOOCs etc.
SCOL offers micro-credentials, mini credentials and short-term courses which are industry linked and aim at professional development leading to employability and entrepreneurship.
It employs the best of technology to impart quality education and employment opportunities to students. To ensure quality, SCOL has the best of faculty for teaching, evaluation, e-Learning and self-learning material preparation.
Students at SCOL will have access to e‐learning, live online classes with expert faculty, faculty chat sessions, e-books, and self-paced learning all delivered through a sophisticated web portal, thus creating a large Virtual Campus.
Professor (Dr) Manas Ranjan Panigrahi, Director
Symbiosis Centre for Online Learning
The 21st century is without a speck of doubt, the century of micro-specialization. However, the changing societal and workspace scenarios today expect the employees to bring to the table something more than the core skills related to designation: communication skills, IT skills, cross-functional skills o,r interpersonal skills. A 21st-century workspace thus, is always demanding, complex, and challenging. In these kinds of scenarios, the Symbiosis Centre for Online Learning (henceforth mentioned as simply SCOL) comes to the rescue of a learner.
SCOL aims to fill the gaps that conventional learning leaves; in this sense, it represents that last mile which is usually not traveled by the learners during their conventional educational journey.
As Director, it is my pleasure to welcome all the learners who have made the right choice by choosing SCOL to further enhance their careers and improve employability. At SCOL, we embrace the power of technology to revolutionize the way education is imparted and we believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to acquire knowledge, regardless of their location or circumstances. The courses offered by SCOL have a footprint in almost all the possible fields of knowledge, making them relevant and resilient in the changing times.
We understand that education is not limited to academics alone. Therefore, we place great emphasis on holistic development. We believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals who possess not only knowledge but also the essential life skills required to navigate the challenges of the future.
I am confident that our online learning school will be a platform where dreams are nurtured, knowledge is cherished, and futures are transformed. Together, let us embrace the boundless possibilities of online learning and embark on a remarkable educational journey.