Footwear, like clothes, has emerged as a significant facet of one's personality which sometimes, tells the observer things that even you might not know about yourself. Earlier, a career in footwear designing and technology was unheard of. The forte of making shoes and other footwear rested with the unorganized traditional sector. There was very little awareness and Footwear was considered a mere necessity. But the trend has changed in the past decade boding well for the industry as well as people at large.
In fact, India ranks second only to China among the footwear- producing countries. With more and more importance being given to accessories, the Indian footwear industry is undergoing a boom and is poised to grow at a whopping annual rate of 20-30% in the next couple of years. With the industry at such a high, it is but obvious that the demand for skilled professionals is bound to go up at a good pace over the years to come
Footwear Design & Development Institute popularly known as FDDI is rated among the premier design and management institutions in the world. It is widely recognized as a centre of excellence. The institute conducts wide range of professional programmes in the area of Retail Management, Footwear Design, Technology, Management, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandizing, Marketing, Creative Designing & CAD/CAM and Leather Goods & Accessories Design etc. The long-term programmes are of two to three years duration. All programmes offered by the institute meet the international standards.
The institute has seven well designed campuses at Noida, Fusatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak Chhindwara & Jodhpur with lots of open space and greenery around.
FDDI’s all campuses are equipped with modern facilities and latest technology and tools to offer students top class learning environment and facilities for physical and mental growth.Programmes Offered
UG Programmes (3 Years)B.Sc. (Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management)
B.Sc. (Footwear Technology)
B.Sc. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)
PG Programmes (2 Years)M.Sc. (Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management)
M.Sc. (Footwear technology)
M.Sc. (Creative Design & CAD/CAM)
M.Sc. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)
M.Sc. (Visual Merchandising & Communication Design)
Short Term Programme (6 Months)
Footwear Manufacturing Technology
The Institute has an impeccable track record of 100% placement for all its pass outs in major Multinational and Indian companies. FDDI alumni include VP’s and CEO’s of some of the renowned companies. FDDI students have been placed globally in countries like USA, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Egypt, China, Singapore, UK, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Kenya etc.
FOOTWEAR DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTEPlot No. E-1, SIPCOT Industrial Park,
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.