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Faculty Development Programme held at FDDI, Noida

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), which has been conferred with the status of ‘Institution of National Importance’ as per FDDI Act, 2017 has geared-up to enhance the functional area expertise & strengthen the knowledge domain of its academic and non-academic staff.

In this regard, to consolidate entire training process and to enhance the knowledge and skills of the faculties & non-academic staff of FDDI Noida and Rohtak campus, a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) was organized at FDDI Noida campus.

The FDP was held from 10th to 18th June 2019. The sessions were conducted by industry experts and esteemed guest speakers on the latest topics. It was strategically scheduled during the month of June as it is a lean period in terms of academic activity.

FDP Schedule




Session Timings


Expert Speaker/ Company








10.00 AM to 11.00 AM

Mr.  Avik Mukherjee,

Technical Head - Wilhelm Textile

Reinforcement of Fabric

11.45 AM to 01.15 PM

Mr.  Rajat Bhattacharya, Fashionista

Fashion Merchandising

3:45 PM to 5:15 PM

Mr.  Vikas Baijal,

Senior VP- HR, Bata

Industry's Expectation from FDDI





11.45 AM to 01.15 PM

Mr.  Parthokar, MD, Biswa Bangla Retail & Brooks Enterprises


2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Ms.  Seema Kapur, Director at 431-88 by Designer Shweta Kapur

Fashion Design Elements

3:45 PM to 5:15 PM

Mr.  Anil Sethi , Talent Head, HCL

Talent Development & Methodologies to Teach




11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Mr.   Sudhir Rustagi,

Promoter Director,

Ess Aar Universal

Soles (TPR/TPU etc.)

2.00 PM to 3.30 PM

Mr.  Mahesh Tomar,

Owner, AMS Components

Shoe Last




11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Mr.   Anandji Gupta,

Technical Head, Capstan Rubber


2.30 PM to 4.00 PM

 Mr.   Davinder Singh,

 Chief Manager (PDC),

 Vardhman Yarns & Threads Unit,

Mr. Vikas Kumar,

  Asstt. Executive, Technical Textile





11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Mr.  Navneet Garg,

MD, Jasch Industries


2:30 PM to 4.00 PM

Mr.  Sanjeev Narang,

MD, Versatile Bonds



1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Mr. Vasant Singhal,

VP, Sheela Foam

PU Foam

3:00 PM to 4.30 PM

Mr. Vipan Seth,

Director, Versatile Enterprises


In line with Institute’s mandate of holistic development and in calibrating future strategies, the FDP was conducted to keep FDDI’s internal resources updated with contemporary industrial practices & international techniques so that the industry gets the best pool of talent as far as the human resources are concerned.

The topics which were covered during the FDP were successful in developing teaching skills and proficiency for the participants.