FDDI - Established in 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India with the objective of skilling the youth with an emphasis on employability and entreprenuer skills in the niche sector of footwear, leather products, design and retail management.
IGNOU - Established in 1985 by an Act of Parliament -
• To enhance access and equity to higher education through distance mode.
• To promote, coordinate and determine standards in open learning and distance education systems.
FDDI and IGNOU have signed an MOU so as to bring together the depth and reach of these two premier institutions. The MOU is aimed at promoting synthesis between academic curriculum and practical honing of skills of students in the areas of Footwear Technology, Leather Goods and Accessories, Retail etc. The intent is to impart vocational education and training by adopting Open & Distance Mode of Education in pursuance of Section 5 (1) (i,ii,vii,xi,xiii & xxi) of IGNOU Act 50 of 1985 enabling IGNOU to recognize examinations or periods of study at other institutions as equivalent to examinations or periods of study in the University among other provisions and offer professional programmes for the persons desirous to work in the Footwear Design / Retail / Leather Accessories / Allied industry” through distance mode of education. All the Under Graduate and Post Graduate Degree programmes shall be exclusively offered at all FDDI campuses across India located at Noida, Fursatganj (Near Lucknow), Kolkata, Chennai, Rohtak, Chhindwara, Jodhpur, Guna, Patna, Chandigarh, Ankleshwar (Gujarat) & Hyderabad. All FDDI campuses are equipped with latest technology and tools to offer our students the best learning environment and facilities for physical and mental growth.
1. B.Sc* - Footwear Design & Production 3years
2. B.Sc* - Retail & Fashion Merchandise 3years
3. B. Sc* - Leather Accessory Design 3years
4. M.Sc* - Footwear Design & Production 2years
5. M.Sc* - Retail & Fashion Merchandise 2years
6. M.Sc* - CAD/CAM 2years
IGNOU is in the process of receiving the permission for the said programmes from UGC for the session 2016-17.