The Institute

Footwear Design & Development was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in the year 2010.

FDDI-Kolkata Campus is located on the Basanti Highway of Sundarban the wild life sanctuary, West Bangal , 20 minutes drive from Science City , Kolkata. The campus is spread over 15 acres and is situated in a calm and s erene surrounding with the state-of-the art housing & buildings having a built-up area of approximately 3 lacs sq. ft. Besides ample air-conditioned classrooms, technical workshops equipped with modern state-of-art machineries, it has conference halls, seminar halls, auditorium, computer labs, Design Studio, CAD- CAM Lab and the library along with fully furnished separate Girls & Boys Hostel. This makes FDDI-Kolkata a most modern and world level campus.

The long felt gap in the area of footwear design & development was bridged with the setting up of the third campus of the FDDI at Kolkata, under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, in the year 2010.


The programmed includes creative workshops, theoretical courses, case studies plus meetings with professionals’ thus initiating students in the specificities of Fashion related careers. There are different type of courses like Bachelor degree course and Master degree courses in different programs like.
  • Footwear Design & Production
  • Fashion Design
  • Leather Goods and Accessories Design

A designer is not a pattern maker but he should know all the technical requirements of making up his garments (draping or flat cutting), footwear in order to communicate with the preparation of his collections but as knowing how to sketch models.

Bachelors Degree Programmes - 4 Years
1 B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 82
2 B.Des (Fashion Design) 82
3 B.Des (Leather Goods & Accessories Design) 110


The Computer Lab is served by a dedicated 4 Mbps lease line from reputed Internet Service Provider in India. It is fully air-conditioned, well maintained lab. It is of notable importance to the students as they can access innumerable informative and educational sites from within the premises. The campus is wireless and offering all-round Wi-Fi Internet access to students and faculty round the clock. FDDI-Kolkata campus is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and gigabyte optic fiber backbone with hi-speed lease line connectivity that provide students, 24x7 easy access to communication highway. The Wi-Fi network provides Internet connectivity in every nook of the campus that includes administrative Block Workshop Block, garden and the lawns.


FDDI-Kolkata campus has a library with books from all over the world. The library subscribes to Indian and foreign journals and magazines. The Institute provides adequate library facility for the students. The library includes the air-conditioned reading hall and has calm atmosphere so that the students can concentrate on their work. The Library provides various collection of books, other printed materials, and in some cases special materials such as manuscripts, newspapers and other sources of information of the Fashion, Design, Technology, Retail and related industry. It also has a wide collection of project reports and case studies; moreover it houses more than 5000 books and periodicals.


Kolkata campus has a cutting and closing lab. In these labs footwear leather is shaped in machine. These labs provide hands-on practice on different type of machines which shapes the leather. In cutting lab machines cuts leather in different shapes and then footwear is designed. In closing lab cutting leather is designed like it’s sole and etc.


The Design Labs provide students with computers equipped with applications. Students have access to software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In design, Quark Express, Flash, Dreamweaver, and After Effects. The Design labs give students an opportunity to acquire skills in digital painting and animation, and use of professional digital still and video cameras.


To ensure international training and delivery across the programmers / campuses, state-of-art workshops and labs are functional in each area of operations so that the students can be introduced to the latest global technology (inclusive of software, machineries and equipments), systems and standards and get hands on training.


Design studio for upcoming professionals:- The Institute is proud to be pioneer in terms of the most high tech education and infrastructure such as the Design studio & CAD/CAM Lab equipped with most modern and sophisticated machineries and software like 2D & 3D CAD Systems, CAM Systems, Productivity Lab, Sampling Room etc. to nurture the world-class designers for the industry.


FDDI-Kolkata campus is located in Kolkata Leather Complex a clusters of leather products and footwear. The retail sector is also growing very fast in the region of Kolkata with its modern infrastructure and facilities complied with FDDI international brand and quality, this campus will attract best students, faculty and industry (Recruiters).


The campus has air-conditioned classrooms, technical workshops equipped with modern state-of-art machineries. It has conference halls, seminar halls, auditorium, open-air theatre, computer labs, and the library along with fully furnished separate Girls & Boys Hostel, which makes the campus the most modern and world class institute in its own area.


All classrooms are in Workshop Building. All Classroom are made not only to just create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning but, in a sense to nurture the quest for knowledge that the students possess. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with all modern teaching aids. These include multimedia notebooks, LCD & O/H projectors, cordless microphones and speakers, etc. The campus also extends the facility of virtual class rooms and video conferencing.


To inculcate high end practical based training in the area of Retail Management and Fashion Merchandising and to develop future leaders in Visual Communication, the campus is equipped with latest technology predominantly used in the Industry. The Visual Merchandising Lab at FDDI-Kolkata is equipped with the different hardware which is being used for display whereby the students can integrate themselves with practical learning.


  • Boys 350
  • Girls 200

Hostel at FDDI-Kolkata offers spacious, hygienic and secure facility both for boys & girls separately. The rooms are properly ventilated and provided with fans, tube lights and necessary furniture. Each student is provided a cot, a chair, a table, and cupboard (locker). It has recreation rooms equipped with color TV set, music system, facilities like RO system, dining halls and indoor games to enhance the physical activities of the students.

Rooms are well furnished and students are required to bring only their personal belongings (including bedding for all seasons). Moreover, the hostel is offered on first-cum-first serve basis.


All round development is essential for any educational institution and FDDI is committed towards providing a variety of sports and recreational facilities to its students. The campus have indoor sport complex within the campus having table tennis, badminton courts etc. The institute also conducts regular yoga and meditation classes.


The Kolkata campus enjoys fully air-conditioned world-class auditoriums equipped with a ultra modern, professional level light and sound systems, overhead LCD, recording system, spacious dais and solar lights etc. to facilitate lectures, discourses, conferences, company meetings, educational, cultural and recreational activities.


An innovative set-up with open-air seating, the amphitheatre provides a platform for students to showcase their artistic and creative talents among other things. In the process, they get an opportunity to improve their public speaking abilities, enhance communication skills & develop their overall personality.


The main objective FDDI-Kolkata as of any professional institution is "CAREER GUIDENCE". With this motto we have established a separate training and placement cell, which ensures that our students are properly trained and guided to become competent in the world of globalization. The institute’s focus on creativity, innovation, leadership, teamwork and the global business climate is reflected in its record of 100% placement for all its graduates. The institute has always enjoyed special preference for Indian as well as foreign employers on account of its excellent performance sustained over a long period of time and its strong brand image.

Training and Placement Department is the most vital part of any Institute. The placement service operates year round to facilitate contacts between companies and graduates. Dedicated staff is available to respond to student’s queries and concerns of all kinds. The aim is to ensure that students have the relevant information and skills necessary for an effective job search.

The Placement Cell plays a very important and key role in counseling and guiding the students of the institute for their successful career, which is crucial interface for the students between the stage of completion of academic programs of studies and entry into the suitable employment. This Cell also coordinates various activities related to the placement of the students along with the Industry internship.

Reputed National and Multinational companies visit the campus for campus interviews every year. So far the institute has been able to achieve a 100% job placement record. All students secure job offers before they complete their programs at FDDI-Kolkata.