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 housing & buildings having a built-up area of more than 4 lakhs sq. ft. Campus has an excellent infrastructure and modern facilities, which assists in conducting the various academic programmes. The Institute has a state-of-the-art library, computer lab, well furnished and centrally air-conditioned building, class rooms and lecture halls, latest multi-media audio-video, educational support for teaching and a fully equipped auditorium. The Campus is equipped with International Testing Laboratory.




Academics at FDDI Chennai

The FDDI Chennai offers PG and UG programs with specific proficiency in the area of Footwear, Fashion and Retail. FDDI offers students a matchless introduction to the Fast-Paced, Creative, and Energetic Industry. The courses at FDDI give real world understanding of the industrial Sector and prepare the students for a rewarding career in Footwear Technology, Fashion Design, Retailing, Marketing, Merchandising/Sourcing and Operations. Education in these programs aims to nurture creativity while providing a rigorous grounding in the practical and technical skills needed for career success.

FDDI Chennai has three department active as below:
FDDI School of Footwear Design & Production (FSFDP)
FDDI School of Retail & Fashion Merchandise (FSRFM)
FDDI School of Fashion Design (FSFD)


For Curricula & Programs


Available Courses at FDDI Chennai For the Session 2015-16

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
• Fashion Designing


Sr. No.
Name of Program No. of Seats
PG Diploma Programmes in
Fashion & Retail Merchandising
Footwear Design & Production
UG Diploma Programmes in
Fashion & Retail Merchandising
Footwear Design & Production
Fashion Designing




The Institute has a state-of-the-art library, computer lab, well furnished and centrally air-conditioned building, class rooms and lecture halls, latest multi-media audio-video, educational support for teaching and a fully equipped auditorium. The Campus is equipped with International Testing Laboratory which has several international certifications to its name.


It has conference halls, open-air theatre, computer labs along with fully furnished separate Girls & Boys Hostel, which makes the campus the most modern and world class institute in its own area.


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



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.


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 the cut components are stitched together to form the upper of the shoes.

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.



Activities at FDDI Chennai





Students exhibit their knowledge and skills in exhibitions organized from time to time. Reusability, effective usage and efficient team work are just some of the many attributes which are an important yield from these events.

Educational Trips


Students are taken to various places at management programmes and workshops are arranged which create an environment of mutual harmony and team work. They are assigned tasks and given timelines to inculcate the ever sought after element of Leadership.




Volunteers of Goodness


Students at FDDI engage in Voluntary work both within and outside the campus which nourishes their personality in various dimensions. Various campaigns are organized within the campus wherein the students participate and deliver their hard work.



Seminars and Paper presentations

Various seminars and academic workshops are organized at FDDI and the students are also motivated to present papers and designs at various competitive levels. Students come up with original ideas and designs time and again which has contributed immensely in the widespread aura of the FDDI Chennai center.




Beyond Curriculum



FDDI-Chennai students have demonstrated their urge for multi-dimensional proliferation through participation in wide range of activites organized at the campus. The center has various active clubs in Cultural, Sports and Literary activities and immense participation of our students boasts of the glittering talent that they possess. Various news and entertainment channels have associated with FDDI in the past to serve as venue for their youth inspired programmes.




FDDI conducted its convocation which was presided by Honorable Governor of Tamil Nadu, His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah. He conferred the degrees to the passing out students and in a motivational address inspired them to continue on the path of human service and excellence.




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.


The placement cell also offers personality development workshops in order to groom the students for the job-interviews and group discussions.


Reputed National and Multinational companies like Nike, Adidas, Puma, Reliance Retail, Landmark Group and others 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
Email: chennaicampus@fddiindia.com