Footwear Design and Development Institute was established in the year 1986 as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with an objective to provide skilled manpower to the leather industry. In the year 2017, the institute has been conferred the status of “Institution of National Importance” as per the Footwear Design and Development Institute Act, 2017. The institute has pan-India presence with well-designed campuses at Noida, Fursatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Chhindwara, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Guna, Patna, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Ankleshwar.
FDDI conducts wide range of professional programmes in the area of Footwear Design & Production Management, Creative Designing CAD/CAM, Fashion Merchandizing & Retail Management, Leather goods & Accessories Design, Fashion Design and Business management etc. thus, providing trained high-class professionals, managers, fashion Designers, technologists to the industry to keep pace with the growing demand.
FDDI has distinct presence not only in higher education, but, also in the spheres of Industrial Consultancy, Research and Development and Training of Active Industry Professionals.