FDDI, Chennai Campus is located at Irungattukottai near SIPCOT Footwear Park, 40 minutes drive from Chennai. The campus area spread over 15 acres is situated in a calm and serene surrounding with the state-of-the art Campus having a built-up area of more than 4 lacs sq. ft. Campus has an excellent infrastructure and modern facilities, which assists in conducting the various academic programmes.




Chennai is the biggest hub of the world leather industry. Every exporter had an office in Chennai & most of the leather & footwear industry is located in and around Chennai. Tamil Nadu accounts for 30 per cent of leather exports and about 70 per cent of leather production in the country. The large scale presence of the Tanning industry has resulted in Tamil Nadu becoming a dominant production centre in the country for leather and leather based products. In Tamil Nadu 0.5 Million people are employed in the industries dealing with leather and leather based products. With the expansion and huge investment coming up in this from the national and international reputed brands the employment opportunities in this sector is going to increase many fold. It is estimated that leather industry will require at least one million additional manpower in the next five years. The skill gaps at the level of designers, technologists and management professionals are more stark and demanding. It is where the prospective professionals can take advantage of the courses being offered by FDDI Chennai and opt for lucrative and promising career.


Administration Block


The campus has air-conditioned classrooms, technical workshops equipped with modern state-of-art machineries. It has conference halls, seminar halls, auditorium, open-air theatre, computer labs, and the library along with fully furnished separate Girls & Boys Hostel, which makes the campus the most modern and world class institute in its own area.




The classrooms are made not only to just create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning but, in a sense to nurture the quest for knowledge that the students possess. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with all modern teaching aids. These include multimedia notebooks, LCD & O/H projectors, cordless microphones and speakers, etc. The campus also extends the facility of virtual class rooms and video conferencing.

Testing Center

This campus has facility for testing of leather, leather products, footwear and footwear components. Our students get first hand training on the various testing requirement of the products, banned and hazardous chemicals and international norms in the International Testing Centre.

Visual Merchandizing Lab

To inculcate high end practical based training in the area of Retail Management and Fashion Merchandising and to develop future leaders in Visual Communication, the campus is equipped with latest technology predominantly used in the Industry. The Visual Merchandising Lab at FDDI – Chennai is equipped with the different hardware which is being used for display whereby the students can integrate themselves with practical learning.

Hi-Tech IT Lab

The Computer Lab is served by a dedicated 4 Mbps lease line from reputed Internet Service Provider in India. It is fully air-conditioned, well maintained lab. It is of notable importance to the students as they can access innumerable informative and educational sites from within the premises. The campus is wireless and offering all-round Wi-Fi Internet access to students and faculty round the clock. FDDI – Chennai campus is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and gigabyte optic fiber backbone with hi-speed lease line connectivity that provide students, 24x7 easy access to communication highway. The Wi-Fi network provides Internet connectivity in every nook of the campus that includes even the canteen and open theater, garden and the lawns.

Resourceful Library

FDDI – Chennai campus has a library with books from all over the world. The library subscribes to Indian and foreign journals and magazines. The Institute provides adequate library facility for the students. The library includes the air-conditioned reading hall and has calm atmosphere so that the students can concentrate on their work. The Library provides various collection of books, other printed materials, and in some cases special materials such as manuscripts, newspapers and other sources of information of the Fashion, Design, Technology, Retail and related industry. It also has a wide collection of project reports and case studies; moreover it houses more than 5000 books and periodicals.

It is equipped with resources and facilities for study, research, self-improvement and leisure through books, published material and electronic media.

All students in this Institute have unrestricted access to the Library and can use educational aids and facilities, such as DVD players, LCDs and Overhead Projectors, for project work and presentations.

Cutting / Closing Lab

Chennai campus has a cutting and closing lab. In these labs footwear leather is shaped in machine. These labs provide hands-on practice on different type of machines which shapes the leather. In cutting lab machines cuts leather in different shapes and then footwear is designed. In closing lab cutting leather is designed like it’s sole and etc.

Design Lab

The Design Labs provide students with computers equipped with applications. Students have access to software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In design, Quark Express, Flash, Dreamweaver, and After Effects. The Design labs give students an opportunity to acquire skills in digital painting and animation, and use of professional digital still and video cameras.


Fashion labs at FDDI – Chennai campus have equipment for garment manufacturing. The Fashion School has labs for Pattern Making, Production and Textile Designing. They are equipped with custom-made tables, imported industrial sewing machines and a variety of other professional equipment.


To ensure international training and delivery across the programmers/campuses, state-of-art workshops and labs are functional in each area of operations so that the students can be introduced to the latest global technology (inclusive of software, machineries and equipments), systems and standards and get hands on training. FDDI – Chennai courses involves creating a small coordinated collection following an alternative/experimental path and starting from the construction of a “garment-shape” aiming to bring out the very best from the students and helping them to achieve what they want to communicate in the most effective and creative way. In the second phase of the workshop, students, as observers and through specific research on art, fashion, architecture, design, nature, communication will develop their own concept, unique and personal, that will give birth to the collection and then will be shown how to present and illustrate their ideas to maximum effect.



Available Couses at FDDI Chennai For the Session 2014-15


The programme includes creative workshops, theoretical courses, case studies plus meetings with professionals’ thus initiating students in the specificities of Fashion related careers. There are different type of courses like Bachelor degree course and Master degree courses in different programs like.

  • Retail
  • Footwear
  • Leather Goods and Accessories Design
  • Fashion Designing

A designer is not a pattern maker but he should know all the technical requirements of making up his garments (draping or flat cutting), footwear in order to communicate with the preparation of his collections but as knowing how to sketch models.


Sr. No.
Name of Program No. of Seats
Master Degree Programmes in
Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management 30
Footwear Design & Production Management 30
Bachelor Degree Programmes in
Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management
Footwear Design & Production Management 30
Fashion Designing 60


Hostel Facilities


Hostel at FDDI-Chennai offers spacious, hygienic and secure facility both for boys & girls separately. The rooms are properly ventilated and provided with fans, tube lights and necessary furniture. Each student is provided a cot, a chair, a table, and cupboard (locker). It has recreation rooms equipped with colour TV set, music system, facilities like RO system, dining halls and indoor games to enhance the physical activities of the students.

Rooms are well furnished and students are required to bring only their personal belongings (including bedding for all seasons). Moreover, the hostel is offered on first-cum-first serve basis.


Sport's Facilities


All round development is essential for any educational institution and FDDI is committed towards providing a variety of sports and recreational facilities to its students. The campus have indoor sport complex within the campus having table tennis, basketball, wooden badminton courts etc. along with cricket, football ground. The institute also conducts regular yoga and meditation classes.


Extra-curricular activities are of paramount importance at FDDI-Chennai. It is our firm belief that a broad-based all-round education leads to young adults that have an edge in the world and can meet all life's challenge.




The Chennai campus enjoys fully air-conditioned world-class auditoriums equipped with a ultra modern, professional level light and sound systems, overhead LCD, recording system, spacious dais and solar lights etc. to facilitate lectures, discourses, conferences, company meetings, educational, cultural and recreational activities.





An innovative set-up with open-air seating, the amphitheatre provides a platform for students to showcase their artistic and creative talents among other things. In the process, they get an opportunity to improve their public speaking abilities, enhance communication skills & develop their overall personality.


The main objective FDDI – Chennai as of any professional institution is “CAREER GUIDANCE”. With this motto we have established a separate training and placement cell, which ensures that our students are properly trained and guided to become competent in the world of globalization. The institute’s focus on creativity, innovation, leadership, teamwork and the global business climate is reflected in its record of 100% placement for all its graduates. The institute has always enjoyed special preference for Indian as well as foreign employers on account of its excellent performance sustained over a long period of time and its strong brand image.


Training and Placement Department is the most vital part of any Institute. The placement service operates year round to facilitate contacts between companies and graduates. Dedicated staff is available to respond to student’s queries and concerns of all kinds. The aim is to ensure that students have the relevant information and skills necessary for an effective job search.


The Placement Cell plays a very important and key role in counseling and guiding the students of the institute for their successful career, which is crucial interface for the students between the stage of completion of academic programme of studies and entry into the suitable employment. This Cell also coordinates various activities related to the placement of the students along with the Industry internship.


Reputed National and Multinational companies visit the campus for campus interviews every year. So far the institute has been able to achieve a 100% job placement record. All students secure job offers before they complete their programs at FDDI- Chennai.



Plot No. E-1, 7th Main Road, SIPCOT Industrial Park, Irungattukottai,
Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
Ph:- 044-49049607, 09381923811, 0938039936