Footwear Design & Development Institute
(FDDI) has been declared an ‘Institute of National Importance’ under Ministry
of Commerce. The FDDI bill was passed by the Parliament in July
2017. The Provisions of FDDI Act 2017 have come into force from today,
according to the Notification published in The Gazette of India on October 5,
The Institute has
campuses in Chennai Noida, Kolkata, Rae Bareily, Guna, Rohtak, Chindwara and
Jodhpur. A campus is planned to be set at Calicut..
The Minister of
State for Commerce Mr C.R. Chaudhary said that the commitment of the Government
to resolve the academic issue has culminated in the grant of the status of ‘Institute of
National Importance’ to FDDI. With this, the government has also ensured upgradation of FDDI to a position of eminence so as to enable the Institute
to effectively serve the needs of leather industry..
The Commerce Ministry
has proposed in the FDDI that after becoming an Institute of
National Importance will have the autonomy to design its courses as per the
requirement of the industry, and award its own degree to the students.
FDDI can now independently develop and conduct courses leading to graduate and
post graduate degrees, doctoral and post-doctoral courses and research in the
areas of footwear and leather products design and development and allied
Presently FDDI is
imparting skill based graduate and post graduate courses in the fields of
footwear, leather goods, retail and management to around 2,500 students across
eight campuses spread over India. With
the enhancement of the status of FDDI as an Institute of National Importance,
the institute will now be able to enroll around 2,500 more students in the
upcoming admission session, across its 12 campuses, out of which four new
campuses will become functional with the next academic session.
FDDI is a premier Institute, serving as a
‘One stop solutions provider’ in footwear, leather and allied industry. Since
its inception in 1986, FDDI has been playing a pivotal role in facilitating
Indian industry by bridging skill gaps in the areas of footwear, leather, fashion,
retail andmanagement. FDDI has been functioning as an interface between the
untapped talent and industry and its global counterparts, by fulfilling the
demand of skilled man power with its specific curriculum, state of the art laboratories,
world class infrastructure and experienced faculty.