Footwear Technology
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Footwear Technology : Eligibility & Course Areas

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Educational: There are different courses in this field i.e certificate, diploma, graduate and postgraduate diploma. . Advanced diploma course in footwear technology require the candidate to be a graduate in any stream or diploma holder in leather, engineering or Footwear technology.  However, footwear technology courses offered as B.Tech / M.Tech programmes, are only open to science/engineering students. 

Admission to most of these courses is made through entrance examinations. Duration of graduate courses such as B.Tech is generally 4 years, and for postgraduate or M.Tech programme it is 2 years. Several certificate and diploma courses are also offered by private institutes in this field and the programme duration varies from 6 months to 1 year depending upon the type of the course.  Eligibility for undergraduate/diploma courses in footwear manufacturing technology, shoe making or design, is a pass in 10+2 level

Personal attributes: Individuals who wish to enter this field should have good manual dexterity, as well as a flair for fashion and foresight regarding upcoming trends in the industry. The ability to draw or sketch ideas on paper is important, as that's usually the chosen medium for communicating these ideas to those in charge of production. Creativity, imagination and good communication skills are also vital for success in this career. They should be innovative and must have the knowledge of  foot anatomy, a flair for colour selection and application, tailoring and sewing, knowledge about footwear components, dyes and production processes. Besides they must be aware of Computer Aided Design (CAD) as present day world of fashion require latest technological background. 


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