MR. NOEL N. TATA Chairman, FDDI
Dear Students and Industry Partners,
FDDI has been at the forefront of research, education, and consultancy in footwear industry for over three decades. It has also developed strong competencies in education in retail, fashion, and leather goods sectors. With India’s economy poised to grow at a significant rate for many years to come in future, these sectors, especially retail, will offer plenty of opportunities to graduating students.
FDDI is currently setting up Centers of Excellences across industry verticals at seven of its campuses. Once completed, these will develop new product designs and prototypes, improve existing products, and act as incubation centers for entrepreneurial programs.
FDDI’s testing lab is now used by major sports brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, and Skechers; car makers such as Renault and Nissan; European buying houses such as ASOS, Debenhams, and Arcadia; and even Indian paramilitary and armed forces among many others.
The commendable track record of FDDI, has prompted Government of India to confer it with the status of Institution of National Importance in 2017. In years to come, FDDI will only grow its collaborations with industry and its capabilities to prepare the talent of the future.
We look forward to welcome industry representatives as well as students on campus and be a part of this journey.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message.
Noel N. Tata
FDDI Governing Council