FDDI was established under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, is rated amongst the premier leather products, footwear, fashion, design and retail institution in the world & has established its footprints worldwide by playing a pioneering role in enhancing the skill, competency and performance of the industries globally.
With the objective of skilling the youth with an emphasis on employability and entrepreneur skills, FDDI has accorded utmost priority to promoting 'Skill Development' to conduit the skill gap for the growth of the Footwear, Leather and Allied Sector and is instrumental as a 'One Stop Solution Provider'.
The Institute, having pan-India presence with eight well designed campuses at Noida, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Fursatganj, Chhindwara and Guna is providing trained human resource to the industry and is instrumental in enhancing the global competency and performance of the industries.
At these campuses, FDDI is conducting wide range of Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Integrated Professional Programmes in the discipline like Footwear Design & Production, Creative Design CAD/CAM, Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Fashion Leather Accessory Design, Fashion Design and Business & Entrepreneurship thus, providing trained high-class professional, managers, fashion designers, technologists to the industry and to keep pace with the growing demand of the industry.
The professional programmes are conducted by FDDI School of Footwear, Design & Production (FSFDP), FDDI School of Retail & Fashion Merchandise (FSRFM), FDDI School of Fashion Leather Accessory Design (FSLAD), FDDI School of Fashion Design (FSFD) and FDDI School of Business & Entrepreneurship (FSBE).
All the professional programmes offered at FDDI have been designed keeping in mind the conceptual grounding as well as the practical knowhow requirements of the industry. The programme structure is designed by industry experts as well as renowned academicians to allow the proper infusion of theoretical rigour as well as the application part of it. The curriculum is updated regularly by the Academic Council under the guidance of professionals from relevant industry/academia. The syllabi followed are based on the needs of the industry.
FDDI is the only Institution of the country in its core area having prestigious certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and ISO 17025 and accreditations/tie-ups from the leading international organizations like PFI-Germany, SATRA-UK and top management and Fashion Design institutes such as LDT Nagold, Germany, ARS Sutoria, Italy, Thomas Bata University (TBU), Czech Republic which ensures international level of training in the campus and extends the scope of Student 1 Faculty exchange programme in order to equip them to meet the challenges of globalization.
FDDI exclusively is creating an intellectually sound and professionally skilled manpower to match the emerging global environment in the business and trade. The exclusivity of
FDDI's programmes lies in rendering contemporary pedagogy, training and research and is well co-opted with the specialized requirements of the Indian industry emphasizing special skill and knowledge enhancement. Henceforth, FDDI has always been successful in fulfilling the dreams of young aspiring students by placing them in their dream companies.
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 students have been placed globally in countries like USA, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Egypt, China, Singapore, UK, Middle East, Sri Lanka, South Africa etc.
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.