Training and Education
FDDI an “Institution of National Importance” (INI) as per FDDI Act, 2017 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. We have been bridging the skill gap in the industry as an INI by imparting quality education in the said areas.
FDDI holds centralized placement drives at FDDI campus depending upon the profiles and the industry requirements. Most of the reputed nationals and multinationals from Footwear, Leather and Retail industry come to FDDI with their manpower requirements for various profiles.
For the first time, International companies Uniqlo (Japan), Victorinox (Germany), PUCA Shoes (Dubai), Apparel Group (Kuwait), Zomato, D’Lords, Blackberry, Dixcy Textiles & world’s second largest clothing brand H&M came to FDDI for campus recruitments. Companies like Superhouse, Versatile enterprises, Campus Shoes, Arvind Footwear, Indo-Euro footwear, Cosmique Group, House of Raisons, Tack Exim, Shantanu & Nikhil, Harpreet Narula have selected students from FDDI.
FDDI has been able to set a landmark in its journey towards success through consistently providing students with the best placement opportunities in Footwear, Fashion, Retail, Leather goods and accessories sector. The Institute has been able to establish strong brand image for Indian as well as foreign employers.
The International Testing Center is a state-of-the-art facility established under German collaboration with the PFI Germany and with Bally, Switzerland. The center specializes in testing of leather products, footwear, footwear components, textile products & miscellaneous articles made up of plastics.
Design, Quality and Productivity Improvement
CLE Design Award 2008 :
Competition for Young Indian Designers was conducted in coordination with Council for Leather Exports by “Lineapelle Committee”, Italy. Ms. Laxmi Araya student of FDDI was awarded the third prize
CLE Design Award 2019 :
Best Shoe Design Ms. Mohini Jatav, student of FDDI.
CLE Design Award 2019
Best Shoe Design Ms. Anjali K, student of FDDI.
- Design Consultancy
- Re-use of used tyres with JK Tyre. “JK soles with souls and environment awareness initiation”. Design students developed design collection with used tyres.
- With Development Commissioner Handicraft (DCH) Ministry of Textile PDC has developed the design collection with bamboo as a material for footwear development.
- With Development Commissioner Handicraft (DCH) Ministry of Textile PDC has developed the design collection of PULLA shoe (temple shoe) in Kullu (HP), Pulla grass is used as a bottom material with upper of weaved woolen.
- Revamp of Mojari (an ethnic footwear) – survey of existing last and incorporation of modified toe profiles and shapes & standardization of sizing and implementation of international sizing system. Development of new design to market the mojari at international level. Collection showcased at GDS Germany, MICAM Italy, GARDA ITALY.
In Association with Industrial Development Board (IDB) & Export Development Board (EDB) Sri Lanka, PDC conducted serval workshop, seminar for Design & Product Development, for footwear industry of Sri Lanka. The whole exercise resulted in improvement of quality of design & product. Some of prominent industries of Sri Lank are:
- D Samson Industries Ltd. ( DSI)
- Asiri Lanka Footwear Pvt. Ltd.
- Sarath GIGI
- Sterling Shoes Pvt. Ltd.
- PDC provided Design & product development consultancy in UK at RSS Edge Shoes.
- In Association with LIDI & ECBP, PDC developed new design collection and enhance the range of existing in various footwear industry of Ethiopia. This resulted improvement of export order & quality improvement of design & product. This also improved the quality of Designer & sample developers of Ethiopian footwear Industry.
Some of prominent industries of Ethiopia covered under this activity are:
- Peacock Leather
- Walia Leather
- Anbessa Leather
- Sheeba Leather
- Kangaroo Leather
- In Association with Center of Excellence for Leather Skill (COEL) Bangladesh, PDC provided design development and CAD services training. This resulted improvement in productivity & skill of designer.
Some of the beneficiaries member industries of COEL are : Apex, Footform etc.
Consultancy (Domestic & International)
FDDI provides consultancy for development of quality systems at both domestic and international levels to the Footwear, Leather and allied industry.
Further to the successful completion of the Twinning Program (Phase-1) during 2011-14, FDDI (along with CLRI) had entered into another agreement of “Twinning Programme (Phase-2)” in May 2015 for two (02) years with the Ministry of Industry, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia represented by Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI), Ethiopia.
Under the New agreement of Twinning (Phase-2) the following program have been undertaken by FDDI in addition to the ongoing B.Sc. program with Addis Ababa Science & Technology University (AASTU) Addis Ababa. The B.Sc. program is now self-sustained at LIDI-AASTU:
- a. Establishment and conduct of training at Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Centers in Ethiopia.
- b. Industrial Consultancy in Footwear Technology.
- c. Long term & short term training program at FDDI, India.
The second phase of the Twinning -2 was further extended till December 2018 & additional activity pertaining to `Non Leather Sector- survey and preparation of Road map’ was allocated to FDDI.
The second Steering Committee for the evaluation of the progress of the project held on 10th August 2018 had noted progress of the project with satisfaction and likely to extend this phase till 2020 with enhancement of the activities.
Development & ope-rationalization of online web portal of the IDLS Scheme
FDDI and CLRI are the two arms of DIPP working as Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) scheme for the period of 3 years (2017-20) for Tanneries and Product units respectively.
For timely execution of the Scheme, the Online web portal of IDLS Scheme has been unveiled on 28th March 2018 at FDDI, Noida. This portal provides an overall view of the Online Application System right from application submission till disbursement of funds & monitoring. The tools available in the Online Application system enables to completely automate the administration & processing of online repository of various applicant unit.
The new online application and tracking system of IDLS would simplify the process and cut down the time lag during implementation substantially. The online web portal for submission of IDLS applications is active on web link https://www.idls.fddiindia.com.
Research & Development
FDDI has developed customized solutions for its various clients in the area of Footwear Technology.
Being an apex Institute for footwear, the Institute has always been a trendsetter and has made remarkable progress by developing methodologies in footwear research.
FDDI, under the ‘Make in India – 2.0’ (MII) Programme, has been mandated by the Department of Commerce to develop Standards for Footwear & Accessories for Armed Forces & Paramilitary Forces, through its International Testing Center (ITC). In this regard, as per the ‘Action Plan’, FDDI alongwith Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Armed Forces/Paramilitary Forces is working for up-gradation & development of standards.
Under this, the Up-gradation/Development of Standards for Tactical Boot (High Ankle) with PU-Rubber Sole for Paramilitary Forces, Anti-Riot Shoes with PU-Rubber Sole for Paramilitary Forces (RAF), Shoes Derby Black with PU-Rubber Sole for State Police Department Full Rubber Knee/Ankle Boot for Paramilitary Forces & Light Weight, Anti-Skid, Anti Penetration Combat Boot for Indian Army have been carried–out by the Footwear Sectional Committee (CHD-19): Panel-1, of BIS.
Further, a New Standard (IS-17012:2018) - "High Ankle Tactical Boots with PU-Rubber Sole" has been published by BIS in September 2018 under MII-2.0.