FDDI Chhindwara Campus


FDDI Chhindwara Campus

The Institute

Footwear Design & Development Institute was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

Chhindwara is an urban agglomeration and a Municipal Corporation in Chhindwara district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Chhindwara District. Chhindwara is one of the largest towns in the Satpura range. It is on a plateau, surrounded by lush green fields, rivers and by dense forest with diverse flora and fauna.

Chhindwara is the most rapidly developing city in Madhya Pradesh. Chhindwara is home to brands like Raymond's & Hindustan Lever.

Campus Ariel View:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wRp2AcohiQ

Message from Center In-charge

FDDI Chhindwara Center In-charge

Shri Pradeep Mandal

Center In-charge, FDDI Chhindwara

"In our program, we place a high emphasis on the overall development of the aspirants. Having fun while achieving dreams is part of FDDI Chhindwara’s mission. Students can soar in a lab that is well-equipped and fully equipped with the latest technology. Increasing the number of entrepreneurs in India is our vision as the country moves towards high growth. In order to make learning with us a rewarding experience for you, we strive to provide you with the best support for academics and social opportunities. Let FDDI Chhindwara take you on a journey of success."


The programmed includes creative workshop, theoretical courses, case studies plus meetings with professionals thus initiating students in the specificities of Footwear Design & Production management related careers. There are different type of courses like Bachelors degree courses and Masters degree courses in different programs like:
  • Footwear Design & Production
  • Fashion Design
  • Retail & Fashion Merchandise
Bachelors Degree Programmes - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
1 B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 60
2 B.Des (Fashion Design) 60
Masters Degree Programmes - 2 Years (4 Semesters)
1 MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise) 60
FDDI Chhindwara Footwear Department

School of Footwear Design & Production

Shri. Sushant Yadav, Sr. Faculty & HoD School of Footwear Design & Production

HOD’s Message Footwear companies in India, like many other sectors, are undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Businesses must, however, become familiar with the concepts developed by academic research and support for making Industry 4.0-ready in order to accomplish this. Digital integration of the end-to-end value chain has become a strategic priority for companies, and concepts like additive manufacturing, automation, robotics, and digital technology are no longer foreign concepts.

It will take some new thinking on product construction and automation to transform the upper part of the shoe from 2D to 3D. The stitching operation still has many cut parts, and removing all the handcrafted pieces is far from complete. However, companies have already begun exploring new ways to change the manufacturing landscape and technology that will allow for mass customization of footwear without adding additional costs to the process.

We at the School of Footwear Design and Production, are developing a platform to:

  • research and explore such areas in order
  • To support the metamorphosis of the Indian Footwear Industry as a global player, by
  • Providing a workforce that can manage, lead and readily accept the evolving technology with sound design understanding as well.
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FDDI Chhindwara Fashion Design Department

School of Fashion Design

Shri. Pradeep Mandal, Sr. Faculty & HOD Fashion Design

"HOD's Message" At School of Fashion Design we impart apparel design education to cater the demand of the industry which is growing rapidly with Indian product and services at the center of Global business, satisfying the demand of the hour. The students participating in the design program undergoes extensive training and education from the basic to advance of designing both in manual and software level till the development of finalized product and in the final year each students gets an opportunity to showcase their design collection in form of grand fashion show to the industry and academia.

School of fashion design believes in:

  • Facilitating the design thinking for next product concept to create and bring commercial products to life.
  • Provide in-depth understanding of designing principles and techniques in reference to application in apparel sector.
  • Identify opportunities for experimentation exploration, innovation and development in the fashion and apparel field.
  • The department provides hands on experience to students by organizing craft cluster projects and filed visits for offering traditional creative learning as a part of curriculum.
  • The department offers many platform for interaction between young minds and eminent leaders and experts from textile and fashion industry.
Video introduction for School of Fashion Design

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FDDI Chhindwara Retail & Fashion Merchandise Department

School of Retail & Fashion Merchandise

Dr. Vinit Verma, Faculty & HoD, SRFM Chhindwara

HoD’s Message The Indian retail industry is very vast and is considered to be a platform which has employment for all. Be it the educated, barely educated or the uneducated, the skilled or the unskilled, labours or managers, everyone can find some kind of employment in this industry. The reason for this endless employment opportunity is simple – the Indian retail industry has been on a continuous growth since its inception. With each passing day, a lot of retail space is being created, and along it brings employment opportunities. However, it’s no longer as simple as just moving into a store, handing in your resume and walking out with a job. The complex nature of the retailing, entry of so many foreign brands into India and modern technology-led era have led to retailers seeking special requirements from candidates. The explosion of e-Commerce on the Indian retail sector too has necessitated hiring of trained retail professionals.

In FDDI, we provide our students techno-managerial learning as per the requirement of Industry and produce professionals like Visual Merchandisers, Store Managers, Merchandisers, Retail Operation Managers, Supply Chain Managers. Retail Sales Managers etc.

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Short Term Training Programs

Short Term Training Program Short Term Training Program

FDDI Chhindwara Campus also offers Short Term Training program in the field of Footwear Design & Production, Fashion Design and Retail and Fashion Merchandise as per the requirement of various organizations in order to provide skilled/ semi-skilled workforce for the same.

Previously FDDI Chhindwara has signed MOU and conducted short term training with

1. HSVN (Hasth Shilp Vikas Nigam, Khadi Gram Udyog M.P,2016)

2. WCL (Western Coalfields Ltd Nagpur, 2022-23)

Complete Report on Short Term Program in MOU with WCL


Marking the successful completion of their respective professional programme in various schools of Footwear Design & Production, Fashion Design and Retail & Fashion Merchandise, till now FDDI has organized three such occasions as Graduation Ceremony/ Convocation, to mark the completion of programmes by students to award the respective degrees of B.B.A (Retail & Fashion Merchandise), B. Des (Footwear Design & Production), B. Des (Fashion Design), B. Des (Retail & Fashion Merchandise) awarded their Degrees.

Glimpses of Ceremony is as follows:

FDDI Chhindwara Convocation
FDDI Chhindwara Convocation
FDDI Chhindwara Convocation
FDDI Chhindwara Convocation


Started in 2010, FDDI Chhindwara has an evolved and became one of the most premier institutes in the central India region, with a Legacy of placement history in the field of Retail, Fashion and Footwear. Strong alumni network has become a support system for frequent industrial support and linkages, thus resulting in more opportunities for students perusing academic program.

FDDI Chhindwara Alumni
FDDI Chhindwara Alumni
FDDI Chhindwara Alumni


FDDI Chhindwara Computer Lab


The Campus has two dedicated IT lab for learning & utilizing industry oriented paid software like Adobe Cloud package, Rhino, Clo and other designing related software in addition to the same a dedicated Footwear CAD lab is also available.

The Campus provides Wi-Fi enabled support to students inside. Along with access to many paid journals and library.

FDDI Chhindwara Library


FDDI Chhindwara’s Library Offers access to the most relevant Books and Journals as per the requirement of curriculum and provides access to books and periodical on variety of topic like Fashion, textile, leather, photography, IT, Marketing and Management relevant to the academic program and industry, In addition to the same the library has subscription of many international Journals and Magazine to keep the students updated.

FDDI Chhindwara Sports

FDDI Chhindwara Sports


The campus offers sports and extracurricular activities and events in each academic session with dedicated time and features.

FDDI Chhindwara offers badminton court, indoor games facility like Carrom, Table tennis etc along with outdoor sports opportunities like cricket, volleyball, and outdoor games like khokho, discus throw, javelin etc during the sports event.


Mess/Other Facilities

The campus offers regular mess facility to hostel resident and day scholar students on payment basis along with 24 Hrs available Cab facility for resident students in case of emergency and medical aid.



FDDI Chhindwara organises many events and activities as a part of their academic and industrial exposure for Jury, practical evaluation etc., some of the well-known and recognized events at FDDI Chhindwara are.



School of Fashion Design, organises fashion shows for the students of graduating batch every year in order to provide an industrial platform to showcase their individual talent for recognition and exposure. During this event many industry experts are invited for the event in order to increase the placement prospects of the final year fashion design students.



As a part of Sports and Cultural week FDDI Chhindwara organises, Indian Craft and Book fair, to showcase talent and skills of Indian artisan of every field from textile to pottery, the event offers a place where one can see the utilisation of design aspect and business aspects of the programs offered and their relevance to the society. The event also provides a platform for student to interact and learn traditional Indian art from the visiting artisans.



‘Corn Festival’ an International level event, with an aim to raise awareness among farmers & entrepreneurs about various industrial opportunities related to corn. The festival is celebrated in Chhindwara.

Chhindwara is known as corn city across the world. FDDI Chhindwara Fashion design students showcased their design work in apparel on theme CORN and hosted the entire event during the ‘Corn Fest’ 2018.





All the academic department organize regular visits and tours to industries and cluster project in order to give hands on experience and to increase



  • Boys 175
  • Girls 125
FDDI Chhindwara Hostel

FDDI Chhindwara provides fully furnished spacious hostels separately for boys and girls. TV room, Common room, Games room etc are included within the hostel. Hostel is available on first come first serve basis.