1. About FDDI  


Excellence In Education Since 1986

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) was established in 1986, under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. FDDI is playing a key role in imparting education, facilitating the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of Footwear Design & Production, Fashion Design, Retail & Fashion Merchandise and Leather Accessory & life style product, and because of its continuous contribution towards nation building, FDDI has been granted the status of “An Institution of National Importance” under the FDDI Act 2017.


FDDI offers undergraduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) programmes in the field of

  1. Footwear Design & Production,
  2. Fashion Design,
  3. Retail & Fashion Merchandise
  4. Leather Goods & Accessories Design.

The training programmes are mainly focused on creativity, innovation, leadership and teamwork. These courses help the student in realization of their dreams of becoming a world class designer or manager.

The demand for highly skilled designers, production managers and retail managers from Fashion and Lifestyle industries is growing day by day. The students passing out from FDDI get placement offers from reputed brands like Puma, Zara, Mark & Spencer etc. at attractive salary. FDDI has an outstanding placement record. There are around 200 national and International recruiters who recruit students from FDDI.



  • Academic programs offered covering niche areas like Fashion, Footwear, Retail & Leather Goods.
  • Awards Degree under Institution of National Importance (INI) just like IITs and IIMs.
  • Tie ups with FDCI, CLE, University of Northampton-UK, and ARSutoria for student exchange/ involvement.
  • One of the 3 leading universities/ Institutions in the world taking up higher education in the core domain – Thomas Bata University, Czech Republic and University of North Hampton, UK.
  • Curriculum designed and developed by the participation of experts from eminent institution/ organizations such as University of Northampton – UK, NIFT, IIT, IIM, and Council of Leather Exports etc.
  • Courses designed to produce Industrial experiments indispersed with academia in terms of Internship, Live projects, Field visits, case studies etc.
  • Incubation and modules available for startup and Entrepreneurship.
  • Well qualified Faculties- with prolonged experience and exposure in taking up International assignments and projects.
  • FDDI has strong presence in countries like Ethiopia, South Africa, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam for training and consultancy.
  • World class infrastructure spread in acres of land with 12 PAN India campuses.
  • Alumni are well established names as Vice President, CEOs in national and multinational companies.
  • Centralized placements – equal opportunities for all eligible candidates.
  • Has a track record of more than 85% placement with more than 200 national and international companies participating every year during placement drive.
  • 7 campuses of FDDI approved as “Centre of Excellence” to take up research and innovation, as pioneer, in the core domain.


3. Programmes offered


Bachelor Degree Programmes

  1. Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Footwear Design & Production – 4 Years (8 Semesters)
  2. Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Fashion Design – 4 Years (8 Semesters)
  3. Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Leather Goods & Accessories Design – 4 Years (8 Semesters)
  4. BBA in Retail & Fashion Merchandise – 3 Years (6 Semesters)


Master Degree Programmes

  1. Master of Design (M.Des) in Footwear Design and Production – 2 Years (4 Semesters)
  2. MBA in Retail & Fashion Merchandise – 2 Years (4 Semesters)




FDDI has pan India presence with its 12 aesthetically designed & integrated campuses at Noida, Fursatganj (Near Lucknow), Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak, Chhindwara, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Ankleshwar, Patna, Chandigarh and  Guna. All these campuses are fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including world class labs with latest machineries, open-air theatre, seminar halls, conference rooms and wireless internet connectivity. The campuses have residential hostels for both boys and girls.


5. Eligibility and Age Limit

Eligibility for Bachelor Degree (B.Des. / BBA) Programmes as under:

  • Aspirants who have passed or appeared in 10+2/ qualifying examinations in the academic year 2019-20 in any stream from any recognized board of education such as CBSE,IB,ICSE or their equivalent.
  • Candidates yet to appear for their Higher Secondary examination are eligible to apply, but they have to produce proof of having appeared for the examination during the Counseling process of FDDI programmes.


Eligibility for Master Degree Programmes as under:

  • Des.- Footwear Design & Production: Bachelor Degree in Footwear/ Leather/Fashion /Fine Arts/ Architecture/Engineering or Bachelor Degree in any discipline


  • B.A (Retail & Fashion Merchandise): Bachelor Degree in any discipline.


Age Limit for Bachelor Degree programmes      :      25 Years as on 25th June 2020

 Age Limit for Master Degree programmes         :      No Age limit


6. Admission Calendar


Admissions open in January 2020.


7. Admission Process

8. Exam Pattern


9. Fee Structure

For detailed Fee structure, please visit our website @ www.fddiindia.com.


For Further inquiry you may contact on

Admission Cell

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)
A-10/A, Secctor-24, NOIDA – 201301
Tel: 91-120 – 4500152/203/214,

E-mail: admission@fddiindia.com,

Website: www.fddiindia.com 



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