FDDI was set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India in the year 1986 with an objective to provide human resource and technical services to the industry. In just a span of three decades FDDI has evolved from being India’s premier institute to a notable International Training Institute. FDDI is among the first institute in the world to get prestigious ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.The institute conducts wide range of professional programmes in the area of Retail, Footwear, Design, Leather Goods and Management. The programmes are of two to five year duration.

FDDI campuses are equipped with modern facilities and latest technology and tools to offer our students top class learning environment and facilities for physical and mental growth.

FDDI has a distinct presence not only in higher education but also in Industrial Consultancy, Research & Development and training of active industry professionals. The syllabi, training software and teaching materials of FDDI are prepared by the renowned international experts and organizations such as Southfield College, ARS Sutoria, PFI & senior professors of IIM, Ahmadabad and FMS, New Delhi. Our versatility consists in regularly upgrading our syllabus and training programmes to meet the latest requirement of the industry. The institute has an impeccable track record of 100% placement for all its pass outs in major Multinational and Indian companies. FDDI students have been placed globally in countries like USA, UK, Germany, Hongkong, Egypt, China, Singapore, UK, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Kenya etc.


FDDI is offering a wide range of PG, UG, Integrated and short term programmes in the field of Fashion, Design and Retail Management. They have eight fully functional campuses all over India – Noida, Fursatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak, Chhindwara, Jodhpur and Guna. Four new campuses of the FDDI are being established at Punjab, Patna, Hyderabad and Gujarat.


Sponsorship Criteria

Admission under Sponsorship Category for Session 2015 -16


Out of the total capacity of any batch, 15% seats are reserved in each programme for Industry-sponsored /NRI/Foreign candidates if they meet the required eligibility criteria. The Candidate will go through the interview process, and the selection will be done on merit basis. Industry sponsored/NRI/Foreign candidate is required to pay twice the normal fee in case of Noida campus and for other campuses 50% extra of Normal fee will be charged.


The normal fee consists of- Tuition Fee, Support, Course Work & Infrastructure Charges per Semester. FDDI will not be responsible for Industry Internship & Placement for such candidates.


The sponsoring company will make arrangements for the placement of the Candidate. Candidate applying in the sponsored category must submit a sponsorship certificate issued on the company letter head duly signed & stamped by the authorized person as per the below format. In case of non-availability of Industry sponsored/NRI/Foreign candidate, the seats reserved for them will be offered to non-sponsored candidates.




The Managing Director,
Footwear Design & Development Institute
NOIDA – 201301.

Dear Sir,

We are sponsoring Mr/Ms. ……………………………………….………….. for ……………………………………………………. programme scheduled to commence from July 2015.


We also undertake to employ Mr./Ms. …………………………………… after the programme is completed.


We agree to pay 50% extra than the normal fee.

Office Seal                                                                   Signature

  • PG Programmes –Graduation in any discipline {candidates appearing in final year may also apply}
  • UG Programmes –10+2 / Intermediate {candidates appearing in 10+2 may also apply}
  • Integrated Programme – 10+2 / Intermediate {candidates appearing in 10+2 may also apply}
  • Eligible candidates will have to undergo an All India Selection test (AIST) that consists of Online test (Math, English, Reasoning/General science & GK).
  • Candidates who have attempted CAT/MAT/XAT are eligible for exemption from appearing in the online test of FDDI.
  • Candidates appearing for CAT/MAT/XAT will also have the option to appear for FDDI online test. In that case the best of two exams i.e. CAT/MAT/XAT or FDDI written exam will be considered for the merit of selection.
  • The common merit list of online test will be prepared for candidates appeared in the written test of FDDI and applied under CAT & MAT category. Accordingly, shortlisted candidates will be called for Counseling.


The cost of Prospectus along with Admission Form is Rs. 500/-.

Prospectus along with the Admission Form can be purchased from:

  1. FDDI Campus at NOIDA, Fursatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Chhindwara, Rohtak, Jodhpur & Guna.
  2. You can send a Demand Draft of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) in favour of "FDDI" payable at New Delhi to FDDI, NOIDA and it will be sent through courier. Do not forget to mention your complete address at the back of the DD also.

Last date for issue and submission of admission form is 15th May 2015.

Date of Computer based Entrance Examination (AIST 2015): 12th, 13th, & 14th June 2015.

Examination Centers will be allotted on First-Come-First-Serve basis. Aspiring candidates are advised to fill in the Application Form and submit the same at the address given below at the earliest.

You may also download the soft copy of Prospectus 2015 available online. Please read the prospectus carefully before making any payment.

Please click to download Prospectus 2015 & Application Form for AIST 2015


Admission FAQ 2015-16

For enquiries, please contact:


Admission Cell
Footwear Design & Development Institute
(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)

A-10/A, Sector-24, Noida-201301 (UP)
Toll Free No. – 1800-180-3668, Ph. – 0120-4500152, 0120-4500203
Mobile No. : 9717797766 (20 Lines)
Fax : +91-120-2412556, 2411301
E-mail: admission@fddiindia.com Website: www.fddiindia.com


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