FDDI was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in the year 1986. it is an apex organization, serving as a ‘One Stop Solution Provider’ for the various problems faced by the footwear and leather industry. Since its inception, FDDI has been playing a pivotal role in facilitating the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of Footwear, Leather, Retail & Management areas. FDDI has been functioning as an interface between the untapped talent and industry and its global counterparts by fulfilling the demand of skilled manpower with its state of art machines and world class infrastructure.
Facilitating a network between the Indian industry’s supply and demand with its global counterparts, FDDI has its main campus in Noida and has a pan-India presence. The other campuses are at Fursatganj (Near Lucknow), Chennai, Kolkata, Chhindwara, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Guna, Ankleshwar (Gujarat), Chandigarh, Hyderabad & Patna. All these
campuses have state-of-the-art facilities - Library, Sports Facilities, Auditorium, Hostels for Boys and Girls, IT Labs etc. It offers a vista of courses under different disciplines and ensures adequate opportunities for research, training and development in the highly selective field of Indian fashion industry. Helping to nurture young talent, the institute provides training of human resource for the Indian industry and is instrumental in enhancing their global competency and performance.
The institute has an enviable record of 100% placements of approximately 1800 candidates in major multinationals and Indian companies every year.
FDDI is the only institution of the country, in its core area of expertise, to have certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 1401 and ISO 17025. It has accreditations / tie-ups from the leading international organisations like SATRA- UK and top Management and Fashion Design institutes such as LDT Nagold (Germany), ARS Sutoria (Italy), Thomas Bata University (TBU), which equips students to learn in a global environment. With an aim to put India on the global map, FDDI is a pioneer institute that works for the benefit of the Indian Footwear / Leather industry as a whole.
So far, 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 has a distinct presence not only in higher education, but, also in the spheres of Industrial Consultancy, Research and Development and Training of Active Industry Professionals.