FDDI Kolkata Campus


FDDI Kolkata Campus

The Institute

Footwear Design & Development Institute was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.



Kolkata is known for its rich cultural heritage. With Kantha stitch in one hand and leather designing & export on the other, Kolkata has always marked its presence in the world of fashion and lifestyle. When it comes to academics, Bengal has provided the brightest minds. The epicenter of academics in the country has its own FDDI campus situated at the Kolkata Leather Complex. A 20 minute drive from Science City will take you to the lush green 15 acre campus of FDDI, Kolkata.

The state of art campus is well equipped with hi tech class rooms, technical workshops, conference hall, auditorium, seminar halls, computer lab, Design Studio, CAD-CAM Lab and resourceful library 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, is now an Institute of National Importance (INI) through ‘FDDI Act’ in 2017.



The programme includes creative workshops, theoretical courses, on job trainings, case studies plus meetings with professionals’ thus initiating students in the specificities of Fashion related careers. The courses offered at FDDI, Kolkata are:
  • Footwear Design & Production
  • Fashion Design
  • Leather Goods and Accessories Design
Bachelors Degree Programmes - 4 Years (8 Semesters)
1 B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 60
2 B.Des (Fashion Design) 60
3 B.Des (Leather, Lifestyle & Product Design) 60
FDDI Kolkata IT Lab


The fully air conditioned Computer Lab is served by a dedicated 4 Mbps lease line from reputed Internet Service Provider in India. 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, 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.

FDDI Kolkata Library


FDDI-Kolkata campus has a comprehensive library encouraging an environment of learning and research. The library subscribes to Indian and foreign journals and magazines. The library includes the air-conditioned reading hall and has calm atmosphere so that the students and staff can concentrate on their work. The Library provides various collection of books, other printed materials, and in some cases special materials such as manuscripts, archived newspapers and other sources of information related to the Fashion, Design, Technology, Retail and allied industry. It also has a wide collection of project reports and case studies.

FDDI Kolkata Cutting/Closing Lab


FDDI, Kolkata has cutting and closing labs. In these labs footwear leather is given a shape in high-end machines. These labs provide unique opportunity for hands-on practice and experiential learning.

FDDI Kolkata Design Lab


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

FDDI Kolkata Workshop


To ensure international training and delivery across the programmes / campuses, state-of-art workshops and labs are functional in each area of operations, so that the students are exposed to the latest global technology (inclusive of software, machineries and equipment), systems and standards and get hands on training on the same.

FDDI Kolkata Design Studio


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 latest 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

FDDI Kolkata Campus


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 attracts best students, faculty and recruiters

FDDI Kolkata Administration Block


The administrative block comprises of conference halls, seminar halls, auditorium, 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.

FDDI Kolkata Workshop Building


All classrooms are situated in the workshop Building. The classrooms are made not only to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning but, in a sense to nurture the quest for knowledge. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with all modern teaching aids. This include LCD & O/H projectors, cordless microphones and speakers, etc. The campus also extends the facility of virtual class rooms and video conferencing..

FDDI Kolkata Visual Merchandise 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.


  • Boys 350
  • Girls 200
FDDI Kolkata Hostel

Hostel at FDDI-Kolkata offers spacious, hygienic and secure facility both for boys & girls separately. The rooms are properly ventilated and provided with fans, tube lights and necessary furniture. Each student is provided with a cot, a chair, a table, and cupboard with locker. It has recreation rooms equipped with color TV set, music system, facilities like RO system, dining halls and indoor games to enhance the physical activities of the students.

Rooms are well furnished and students are required to bring only their personal belongings (including bedding for all seasons). The hostel is offered on first-cum-first serve basis.

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All round development is essential for any educational institution and FDDI is committed towards providing a variety of sports and recreational facilities to its students. The campus have indoor sport complex within the campus having table tennis, badminton courts etc. The institute also conducts regular yoga and meditation classes.

FDDI Kolkata Auditorium


The Kolkata campus has a well equipped auditorium with spacious dais to facilitate lectures, discourses, conferences, company meetings, educational, cultural and recreational activities.

FDDI Kolkata Amphitheatre


An innovative set-up with open-air seating, the amphitheatre provides a platform for students to showcase their artistic and creative talents among other things. In the process, they get an opportunity to improve their public speaking abilities, enhance communication skills & develop their overall personality.


Like any professional institute, FDDI Kolkata is committed towards providing a career to its students. With this motto we have established a separate training and placement cell, which ensures that our students are properly trained and guided to become competent professionals. The institute’s focus on creativity, innovation, leadership, teamwork and the global business climate is reflected in its record of 100% placement for all its graduates. The institute has always enjoyed special preference for Indian as well as foreign employers on account of its excellent performance sustained over a long period of time and its strong brand image

Training and Placement Department is the most vital part of any Institute. The placement service operates year round to facilitate contacts between companies and graduates. Dedicated staff is available to respond to student’s queries and concerns of all kind. The aim is to ensure that the students have all relevant information and skills necessary for an effective job search.

The Placement Cell plays a crucial role in counseling and guiding the students of the institute towards building a successful career. This Cell also coordinates various activities related to placement of the students along with Industry internship.

Reputed brands and companies visit the campus every year for their recruitment drive. So far the institute has been able to achieve its placement target successfully.

FDDI Kolkata Campus Placement Icon