FDDI KOLKATA CAMPUS
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 serene 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.
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).
For practical training the campus has a full-fledged workshop for cutting, closing, components, lasting, finishing. All labs are equipped with state of art machineries and equipments. The Institute is also having Library, Classrooms, Information Technology Services Center (ITSC), Centre for Retail Management (CRM), Centre for Leather Goods and Accessories Design (CLGAD) and Fashion Designing (FD).
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.
The classrooms 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.
Visual Merchandizing Lab
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.
Hi-Tech IT Lab
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.
It is equipped with resources and facilities for study, research, self-improvement and leisure through books, published material and electronic media.
All students in this Institute have unrestricted access to the Library and can use educational aids and facilities, such as DVD players, LCDs and Overhead Projectors, for project work and presentations.
Cutting / Closing Lab
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.
Fashion labs at FDDI-Kolkata campus have equipment for garment manufacturing. The Fashion School has labs for Pattern Making, Production and Textile Designing. They are equipped with custom-made tables, imported industrial sewing machines and a variety of other professional equipment.
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. FDDI-Kolkata courses involves creating a small coordinated collection following an alternative/experimental path and starting from the construction of a "garment-shape" aiming to bring out the very best from the students and helping them to achieve what they want to communicate in the most effective and creative way. In the second phase of the workshop, students, as observers and through specific research on art, fashion, architecture, design, nature, communication will develop their own concept, unique and personal, that will give birth to the collection and then will be shown how to present and illustrate their ideas to maximum effect.
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.
Available Courses at FDDI Kolkata
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.
- Leather Goods and Accessories Design
- Fashion Designing
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.