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 & Production Management, Fashion Design, Merchandising, Marketing, Creative Design & CAD/CAM and Leather Goods & Accessories Design etc. The long-term programmes are of two to five years duration. All programmes offered by the Institute meet the international standards
FDDI was set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India in the year 1986 with an objective to provide human resource and technical services to the industry. In just a span of two decades FDDI has evolved from being India's premier Institute to a notable international training Institute. FDDI is among the first Institute in the world to get prestigious ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.
FDDI campuses are equipped with modern facilities and latest technology and tools to offer our students top-class learning environment and facilities for their overall grooming and professional growth.
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 The syllabi, training software and teaching materials of FDDI are prepared by the renowned international experts and organizations such as Southfields College-UK, PFI-Germany & senior professors of IIM- Ahmedabad and FMS-New Delhi.
The Institute's strong alliance with leading international institution / organization such as LDT, Nagold-Germany, ARS Sutoria-Italy, University of Pirmasens & PFI-Germany etc. ensures international level of training in the campus and extends the scope of Student / Faculty exchange programme.
Our versatility consists in regularly upgrading our syllabus and training programmes to meet the latest requirement of the industry. 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, South Africa etc.