FDDI was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in the year 1986.
Footwear Design & Development Institute was established in 1986, under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India with major objectives:
FDDI is playing a key role in imparting education, facilitating the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of Footwear, 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 is a premier academic and training institution dedicated to the development and growth of the Footwear & Product, Leather Products, Retail and Fashion Merchandise and Fashion Design sectors. FDDI has Pan India Presence with 12 state-of art campuses spread across the country. It has world class Infrastructure & Facilities (equipped with Smart Class Rooms, Workshops with latest machineries & equipment’s, High tech IT lab, High end Product development centre, International Testing centre, Comprehensive Library, Auditorium & Sports facilities, and In campus Hostels etc.), created across the functional domain to ensure international standards of higher education, training & delivery for Footwear, Leather products, Retail and Allied Industries - 360° interventions under one umbrella.
The Institute is awarded with prestigious certifications and accreditations such as ISO 17025 accreditation by DAkkS- Germany, SATRA Technology Center- UK, ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 Certification and Bureau of Indian Standard Certification among various others.
FDDI offers Bachelor and Master degree programmes in the areas of Footwear Design & Production, Production and Management and Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods and Accessories Design and Fashion Design, besides offering short term Industry specific programmes.
FDDI is known for nurturing high end trained specialized professionals through its programmes. The Institute has a strong Alumni base and strong industry linkage. Almost all the leading Industries of the country are associated with the Institute and have a key participation in academic matters such as Programme design, curriculum upgradation, expertise lectures, as academic and governing council members etc. Due to the excellent quality of skill development, contemporary industry oriented curriculum and hands on experience on state of the art machine and workshops, FDDI holds an excellent record of placements in the industry.
“In our endeavor to make India the leading hub for Design, Technology, Retail and Management in the world, we shall take necessary steps for creating quality infrastructure for design, development, production and support service system for the Indian industry. Our efforts would be in the direction, which makes this Institute the world leader in the field of fashion design, technology, retail management due to the quality of our products & services, response and cost effectiveness.”
“Our Mission as an institution is to provide world-class education, foster research and development, evolve innovation application and encourage technology, entrepreneurship and ultimately mould young men and women capable of assuming leadership of the society for the betterment of the country.”
The Footwear Design and Development Institute Act 2017 published in the Gazette of India on August 5, 2017 confers Statutory Status on the Institute. The President of India is the ‘Visitor’ of the Institute under the Act. The Act empowers the Institute to grant degrees, diplomas, certificates, or any other qualification and to confer awards, honorary degrees or other academic distinction or titles.
Mrs. Revathi Roy, Chairperson of the FDDI is also the Director of RR Leather Products Pvt. Ltd. - formed in the year 1988, a renowned company which is manufacturing leather garments for located at 136, SIDCO Industrial Estate, Ambattur, Chennai.
She is of the opinion that although the Indian leather industry has only a few women leading companies, yet, there is a lot of encouragement for the women entrepreneur.Know more