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Footwear Design & Development Institute apply from 28/11/2017 to 02/04/2018

Footwear Design & Development Institute was established in 1986, under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India with major objectives:

  • To Develop Human Resources within the country by imparting appropriate knowledge and skills to promote the rapid growth of footwear and allied industry in the country.
  • To provide and develop appropriate infrastructure for the Indian footwear industry to enable it attain international standards of production and
  • To particularly promote the growth of export production of quality footwear and allied products from the country.


FDDI offers Bachelor and Master degree programs. Most of these programs have been developed after an initial survey of the demand for such studies. They are launched with a view to fulfil the student’s needs for:    

  • Improvement of skills
  • Acquisition of professional qualification,
  • Continuing educational and professional development at work place,
  • Diversification of knowledge
  • Self-enrichment

Bachelor Degree Programmes (B. Des.):

Duration: 4 Years

1. B. Des. (Footwear Design & Production)

2. B. Des. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)

3. B. Des. (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

4. B. Des. (Fashion Design)

Master Degree Programmes (M. Des.):

Duration: 2 Years

1. M. Des. (Footwear Design & Production)

2. MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

3. M. Des. (CAD


How to Apply

Candidates are required to fill Registration Form Online as per the instructions mentioned and upload the requisite documents at the time of Registration. The important instructions for filling the form are given below:-


  1. A candidate can apply for more than one programme by paying for a single registration form; for applying in multiple programmes candidate has to fill the programme code in accordance to their preference of programmes as mentioned in the Registration Form.
  2. Candidates for Bachelor programme can apply for other Bachelor programmes only, in the same form by using the choice filling option available.
  3. If a candidate wishes to apply for both BACHELOR & MASTER DEGREE programme, he / she has to fill two separate Online Registration forms.
  4. Candidate can select the centre and date of his / her choice from the dates given on the Registration Form for appearing in AIST. Maximum efforts shall be made to accommodate the request on first come first serve basis. However, due to infrastructure constraints a candidate may sometimes be asked to appear on other date / centre.
  5. Candidates applying under the “Reserved Category” (SC/ST/OBC/PH/Disabled) must upload a self- attested documentary proof, as admissible.
  6. Candidates applying under exemption for written exam must upload scanned copy of his / her relevant score card or admit card (in case result is awaited) of the exam in which he/she has appeared.
  7. Candidates are required to upload one recent passport size coloured photograph & fill in the personal details given in the Admit Card (Mandatory).
  8. Signature of the student must be uploaded on the specified place.
  9. Forms which are incomplete in any aspect shall be rejected without notifying the candidate.
  10. Candidates are advised to visit the admission website regularly for all updates & carefully read the eligibility criteria before Registration.
  11. The Registration Fee is Rs.500/- Candidates have to pay this amount for Bachelor / Master programme he / she applies for.
  12. Candidate facing technical problems while filling in the Registration Form may call 0120-4818400 (Weekdays between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) except on Government holidays



Educational Qualification :

Eligibility for Bachelor Degree (B.Des) programmes : 10+2 / Intermediate Candidates appearing in 10+2 may also apply.

Eligibility for Master Degree programmes      :

M. Des. (Footwear Design & Production) : Candidate is required to be a Graduate in Footwear / LGAD / Design / Engineering / Production / Technology or any other related programme.

M.Des (CAD : Candidate is required to be a Graduate in Footwear / LGAD / Design / Engineering / Production / Technology/Fine arts or any other related programme.

M.B.A (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)         : Graduate in any discipline (Candidates appearing in final year may also apply for all Master Degree programmes.)

Age Limit

Age Limit for Bachelor Degree programmes : 25 years as on 25th July 20

Age Limit for Master Degree programmes : No Age limit

(i)The candidate shall submit the final result of qualifying degree/certificate providing his/ her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2018 to their Admission Officer, where the admission has been granted.

(ii)If a candidate will not able to prove his/her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2018, whatsoever the reason may be his/her admission will be treated as null and void (cancelled) and entire fee will be forfeited.

Communication Standards:

The candidates are expected to possess good communication skills in English. It is recommended that the candidates should have good command in written and spoken English language as the same may help the candidates to improve their performance in the entrance test and interviews for on-board placement which are conducted in only English, in comprehending the programme taught and also getting placements with the employing companies.


ADMISSION CALENDER (Important dates)

Details Date


Date of Advertisement

Online Registration Process Starts     




Last Date of Online Registration       



Date of AIST 2018


27th, 28th, 29th April 2018


Open day

1st May 2018


AIST Result Declaration       



Dates for Cuncelling  

12th - 17th June 2018


Last Date For Fee Submission           

1st July 2018


Second Round of Counseling

16th - 19th July 2018


Date of Reporting at the Alloted Campus     

31st July 2018

Commencement of Session    

1st August 2018