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(Article) FDDI Career Prospects and Admission Procedure

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(Article) FDDI Career Prospects and Admission Procedure

FDDI or Footwear Design and Development Institute is a premier academic and training institution. It was established in 1986 with the clear goal of developing and growing the Footwear & Product, Leather Products, Retail and Fashion Merchandise and Fashion Design sectors in India. FDDI has Pan India Presence across 12 state-of-the-art campuses spread across the country. It was granted the status of “An Institution of National Importance” under the FDDI Act 2017.

FDDI Facilities

FDDI takes pride in its world-class Infrastructure & Facilities including Smart Class Rooms, Workshops with the latest types of machinery & equipment, High tech IT lab, High-end Product development centre, International Testing centre, Comprehensive Library, Auditorium & Sports facilities, in campus Hostels, etc. It strives towards ensuring international standards of higher education, training & delivery for Footwear, Leather Products, Retail, and Allied Industries, all under a single umbrella.

FDDI - Jodhpur Campus

FDDI Courses

FDDI offers Bachelor and Master degree programmes in the following areas –

  • Footwear Design & Production
  • Production and Management and Retail & Fashion Merchandise
  • Leather Goods and Accessories Design and Fashion Design

Besides these main courses, it also has short-term, industry-oriented programmes.

The courses offered are as follows –

Undergraduate Programmes

  • B.Des. Footwear Design & Production
  • B.Des. Fashion Design
  • B.Des. Leather Goods & Accessories Design
  • BBA Retail & Fashion Merchandise

Postgraduate Programmes

  • M.Des. Footwear Design & Production
  • MBA Retail & Fashion Merchandise

FDDI Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate who has passed –
  • 10+2, in any stream, from any recognized Board; or
  • any School or Board or University examination in India or foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system; or
  • School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects; or
  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved three –years full-time Diploma after Class X offered by the Board of Technical Education of any state or Union territory
  • A candidate whose result of any of the above-mentioned exams is yet to be published is also eligible to apply given that they can produce the required certificate by 30th September 2021.
  • The age limit for the Bachelor’s programme shall be 25 years as of the 1st July 2021.

Footwear Design & Development Institute | District Chhindwara, Government  of Madhya Pradesh | India

Admission Process

  • FDDI Online Registration Form available on the website is to be filled in by candidates as per the instructions mentioned.
  • All mentioned documents are to be scanned and uploaded at the time of Registration.
  • Online payment of Rs. 600/- (General/OBC Non-Creamy/GEN-EWS Category) & Rs. 300/- (SC/ST/PWD Category) is to be made per registration. Payment can be made through credit cards/debit cards/internet banking. Any transaction fee charged on the banking page will be paid for by the candidate.
  • A Paper-Based Test (PBT) for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes or AIST will be conducted at 31 cities across India.
  • Admission will be granted strictly based on rank on the merit-list and candidate’s preference. Counseling will be held to determine the same.
  • Once a seat is allotted, a candidate needs to pay an amount of Rs. 25,000/- at the time of counseling/admission to reserve the seat. In this, ₹10,000/- is the Non-Refundable Registration Fee, and ₹15,000/- is the Advance Fee to be adjusted against the course fee later.
  • 10% of seats are reserved for NRI candidates. All procedure for admission remains the same except they pay twice the tuition fee for Noida and Hyderabad campuses and 50% more for the others.

FDDI Noida - Admission 2020, Cut Off, Fees, Courses, Ranking

FDDI Important Dates Admission

FDDI Official Website : 



Launch of Admission Prospectus /Online Application for AIST 2021 


Last date of Online submission of application for AIST 2021 


Availability of open window for editing forms 

16/06/2021 - 17/06/2021

Availability of Admit cards 


Entrance exam Date (AIST 2021) 


Merit list display on 


Dates of Counseling - 2021 

End of July 2021

Last date of fee submission 


Date of reporting at the allotted campuses 


FDDI presents a wonderful opportunity for those in fashion and merchandising and has an excellent history of placements within the industry. 

It is a career decision worth considering.



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