Footwear Design & Development Institute Act 2017 making FDDI an ‘Institute of National Importance’
The Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) has been granted the status of Institute of National Importance and now can award diploma and degrees to students of its own, the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said on 16th October 2017
Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) has been declared an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The FDDI bill was passed by the Parliament in July 2017. The Provisions of FDDI Act 2017 have come into force from today, according to the Notification published in The Gazette of India on October 5, 2017
Ministry Shri. C.R Chaudhary said here, that the Commitment of the Government to resolve the degree issue has culminated in the grant of the status of ‘Institute of National Important to FDDI, with this, the government has also ensured upgradation of FDDI to a position of eminence so as to enable the institute to effectively serve the Sector/Industry
Empowering Youth of the nation, to help them march alongside the Prime Ministers Skill Development mission and Make in India initiative, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India proposed the FDDI INI bill to Parliament. FDDI now can independently develop and conduct courses leading to graduate and post graduate degrees, doctoral and post-doctoral courses and research in the areas of Footwear and leather products design and development and allied fields.
FDDI is a premier Institute, serving as a ‘One stop solutions provider‘ in footwear, leather and allied industry. Since its inception in 1986, FDDI has been playing a pivotal role in facilitating Indian industry by bridging skill gaps in the areas of footwear, leather, fashion, retail and management. FDDI has been functioning as an interface between the untapped talent and industry and its global counterparts, by fulfilling the demand of skilled man power with its specific curriculum, state of the art laboratories, world class infrastructure and experienced faculty.