Admission Process


Candidates are required to fill the Registration Form Online as per the instructions mentioned and upload the requisite documents at the time of Registration. A candidate has to make an online payment of Rs. 600/- (General/OBC (Non Creamy)/GEN-EWS Category) & Rs. 300/- (SC/ST/PWD Category) against the registration.

Payments of application fee (Rs. 600/- or Rs. 300/-) can be made through credit cards/debit cards/internet banking. The bank and/or transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the candidate.

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1. Launch of Admission Prospectus / Online application for AIST 2024 25/10/2023
2. Last date of Online submission of application for AIST 2024 07/05/2024
3. Last date of Online submission of application for AIST 2024
(Without Late Fee)
4. Availability of open window for editing forms 01/05/2024 to 02/05/2024
5. Availability of Admit cards 06/05/2024
6. Entrance exam Date (AIST 2024) 12/05/2024
7. Result of FDDI All India Selection Test (AIST) 31/05/2024
8. Last date of filing of Choice & submission of counseling fee. 10/06/2024
9. Display of Seat Allocation (1st Round) 14/06/2024
10. Last date for submission of the 1st semester balance fee. 30/06/2024
11. Display of Seat allocation after upgradation against vacant seats. (2nd Round) 10/07/2024
12. Last date for submission of the difference amount in 1st semester fee after upgradation (IF ANY). 15/07/2024
13. Date of reporting and Orientation program will begin at the allotted campus 22/07/2024
14. Commencement of classes at the allotted campus 29/07/2024

If any candidate is unable to submit online application for AIST 2024 by 20th April 2024 such candidates may be provided a final opportunity to online submit their Application for AIST 2024 by 30th April 2024 on payment of additional late fee of Rs. 800/- in case of General/OBC (Non Creamy)/GEN-EWS Category candidate and Rs. 400/- in case of SC/ ST/ PWD Category candidates.

A Paper Based Test (PBT) for all Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Programmes will be conducted on 12th May 2024 at 31 cities:

Examination Centers

The candidate may select only ONE city for the examination. No request for change in examination center will be entertained at any stage.

  • FDDI Ankleshwar (Surat)

  • FDDI Chandigarh

  • FDDI Chennai

  • FDDI Chhindwara

  • FDDI Fursatganj (Raebareli)

  • FDDI Guna

  • FDDI Hyderabad

  • FDDI Jodhpur

  • FDDI Noida

  • FDDI Patna

  • FDDI Rohtak

  • Agra

  • Ahmedabad

  • Bengaluru

  • Bhopal

  • Chennai

  • Dehradun

  • Delhi

  • Gwalior

  • Indore

  • Jaipur

  • Jamshedpur

  • Kanpur

  • Kolkata

  • Kochi

  • Lucknow

  • Mumbai

  • Pune

  • Ranchi

  • Raipur

  • Vishakhapatnam

Note :Please note that FDDI reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres mentioned. In such a case, an alternate centre, which is locationally and administratively convenient, will be allotted. Candidates may e-mail: for related queries.


Procedure for Admission through Counseling

Admissions will be made strictly on merit basis (Rank-wise) and counseling. The programme & campus will be awarded to the candidates on the basis of their rank in AIST 2024 and preference. Successful candidates will be called for the counseling in order of their rank based on aggregate score in All India Selection Test (AIST) 2024.

For Postgraduate programmes, the candidates who have opted for both M.Des. & MBA programmes shall be offered separate ranks in both the programmes.

Students will be called in the counseling in excess of the seats, therefore, there are possibilities that all the seats will be filled as per merit. Institute does not take any responsibility for any inconvenience caused to parents/candidates due to closure of the counseling prior to their turn.

A candidate who is allotted a seat will be required to pay an amount of Rs. 25,000/- at the time of counseling /admission to reserve the seat. This includes Rs. 10,000/- (Non Refundable) as Registration Fee + Rs 15,000/- as Advance Fee to be adjusted against the balance fee.

The Registration Charges shall not be refunded in case of withdrawal of admission. The candidates will be given 10 working days from the date of reserving his/her seat to deposit the balance fee.


Over and above the regular seats, 10% seats are reserved for NRI / Industry-Sponsored / candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria. The NRI/ Industry Sponsored Candidate shall be interviewed and the selection shall be done on merit basis. NRI/ Industry sponsored candidates are required to pay twice the tuition fee in case of Noida and Hyderabad Campuses and 50% extra tuition fee for other campuses in addition to the other components of the fee.


Non Resident Indians, who are citizens of India holding an Indian passport and have temporarily immigrated to another country for six months or more for work, residence or any other purpose and who meet eligibility and admission requirements of FDDI can also apply for admission.

Only a person who is a NRI himself/herself may seek admission and no other candidate without NRI status would be eligible. Admission under this category shall be made on the basis of merit. If any or all seats from the NRI quota remain unfilled, the resulting vacancy shall be filled on merit of the applicants for admission.

The vacant seats under NRI / Industry-Sponsored/ Foreign Nationals category will not be offered to any regular candidate.

Candidates may apply for admission under NRI/ Industry Sponsored category in the mid of July 2024. Please visit the FDDI website for regular updates regarding submission of Application Form under this category.