FDDI was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in the year 1986. it is an apex organization, serving as a ‘One Stop Solution Provider’ for the various problems faced by the footwear and leather industry. Since its inception, FDDI has been playing a pivotal role in facilitating the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of Footwear, Leather, Retail & Management areas. FDDI has been functioning as an interface between the untapped talent and industry and its global counterparts by fulfilling the demand of skilled manpower with its state of art machines and world class infrastructure.FDDI is the only institution of the country, in its core area of expertise, to have certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 1401 and ISO 17025. It has accreditations / tie-ups from the leading international organisations like SATRA- UK and top Management and Fashion Design institutes such as LDT Nagold (Germany), ARS Sutoria (Italy), Thomas Bata University (TBU), which equips students to learn in a global environment. With an aim to put India on the global map, FDDI is a pioneer institute that works for the benefit of the Indian Footwear / Leather industry as a whole.
Institute has Library, Sports Facilities, Auditorium, IT Labs etc
HI-Tech IT Lab: The campus is wireless, offering all-round Wi-Fi Internet access to students and faculty round the clock. The Wi-Fi network provides network and Internet connectivity in every nook and corner of the campus that includes even the canteen and open theater, garden and the lawns.
International Testing Centre (ITC)
ITC specializes in testing of leather, leather products, footwear, footwear components, textile products, plastics, etc. It is the only laboratory in India which has been certified by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) for ISO 17025 of Germany for chemical and physical testing.
Comprehensive Library: Comprehensive Library at the campus fosters continuous learning & research environment.
The library useful for various programmes is equipped with international journals/magazines and titles etc.
Visual Merchandising Lab: The Visual Merchandising Lab is one of its kind in India at institutional capacity equipped with internationally acclaimed visual merchandising software (Mockshop).
Hostels for Boys and Girls
The Institute offers scholarship to the meritorious / poor / underprivileged student as per the guidelines of the Institute.
The institute has an enviable record of 100% placements of approximately 1800 candidates in major multinationals and Indian companies every year.