Footwear Design & Development Institute(FDDI) UG and PG admissions 2021

Do you wish to pursue a design course from the best design institute in India? Footwear Design & Development Institute(FDDI) is inviting applications from the eligible candidates for admissions to B.Des, M.Des, BBA and MBA courses. Candidates who desire to get admissions at FDDI can check this article and get admission related details and procedures on how to apply for AIST Exam 2021.

About FDDI

Footwear Design & Development Institute(FDDI) is one of the top design institutes in India that was established in the year 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government. of India. It is a national level institute that offers education and training to promote the development of leather and footwear products in the fashion designing and merchandising sector. In India, FDDI has 12 campuses located at Noida, Kolkata, Rohtak, Fursatganj, Jodhpur, Chennai, Chhindwara, Chandigarh, Ankleshwar, Guna, Hyderabad and Patna with state-of-art infrastructure and facilities. To train the professionals in design programmes, all the campuses of FDDI has high tech laboratories, product development center, workshop and testing center. The institute has an association with leading industries in India and also offers good placement opportunities to the students.

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Courses offered

FDDI offers the following UG and PG degree programmes

  • B.Des Footwear Design & Production
  • B.Des Fashion Design
  • B.Des Leather Goods & Accessories Design
  • M.Des Footwear Design & Production
  • BBA Retail & Fashion Merchandise
  • MBA Retail & Fashion Merchandise

FDDI admissions 2021

Admissions are open at FDDI for B.Des, M.Des, BBA and MBA degree programmes. The institute admits candidates into the degree programmes based on the merit through counselling process. The merit scores of the candidates will be calculated as per the performance of the candidates in the All India Selection Test(AIST) conducted by FDDI.

Eligibility conditions

Interested candidates must satisfy the following eligibility conditions to apply for FDDI admissions 2021. Additionally, FDDI expects the candidates to possess good communication skills in English as it would help to give better performance in the entrance test, admission selection interview and job placement interviews.

B.Des/ BBA
  • Candidate should be within the age limit of 25 years as on 01.07.2021.

  • Candidates who have completed 10+2 education in any stream from a recognized education board are eligible to apply.

  • Candidates who have completed their school exam conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of 5 subjects can also apply.

  • Candidates who have finished 3-years full-time Diploma degree approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) after Class X under the Board of Technical Education of any state or Union territory are eligible for UG admissions at FDDI.

  • Candidates who have appeared for any of the above-mentioned exams and waiting for results can also apply. Such candidates should submit proof of having appeared for the examination during the FDDI Counselling process. Candidates who are provisionally selected for UG admissions should submit their result of the exam to the Admission In Charge on or before 30th September 2021. Failure in submitting the results may lead to cancellation of admissions and the fee paid will be forfeited.

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  • There is no age limit for the candidates who are applying for master degree programmes.

  • To apply for M.Des courses, candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree in Footwear/Leather Goods/Design/ Fashion/Fine arts/ Architecture/ Engineering/ Production / Technology.

  • To apply for MBA, candidates should have completed a bachelor's degree in any discipline

  • Candidates who are appearing for the final semester exam of UG degree programmes and those who are waiting for their final exam results can apply for Master degree programmes at FDDI provided they should submit the proof of having appeared for the examination during the Counselling process. Candidates who are provisionally selected for PG admissions should submit the result of their UG exam to the Admission In Charge on or before 30th September 2021. Failure in submitting the results may lead to cancellation of admissions and the fee paid will be forfeited.

How to apply

Candidates can apply for FDDI admissions 2021 by submitting the online application form available at the official website of FDDI.

The application form fee is Rs.600/- for General/OBC (Non-Creamy)/GEN-EWS Category students and Rs.300/- for SC/ ST/ PWD Category students. The application fee is non-refundable and must be paid through an online payment gateway(credit card/debit card) only.

Before filling the application form, candidates are requested to read the prospectus.

Prospectus link:

At first, candidates need to register themselves by providing details like name, date of birth and email id in the registration form available at the FDDI admission portal. On successful registration, they can log in using their credentials to fill the application form.

In the application form, fill all the mandatory fields with valid information, upload images of necessary documents and make online payment of the application form fee. After successful payment, the application form will be submitted and candidates can take a printout of the application form along with the proof of payment for future reference.

Candidates can edit the saved details in the online application form before making payment. Once the payment is made, the application form cannot be edited. However, FDDI will open the window for the candidates to review and correct the information filled in the application form.

Candidates can check the status of the application form submitted and take a printout of the admit card for the entrance exam. The admit card will contain the details of the entrance exam center/venue. FDDI will not send the admit card via post or email. So, it is advised to check the FDDI admission portal regularly for any admission related updates.

FDDI All India Selection Test(AIST) 2021

All the eligible candidates have to attend AIST-2021, a paper-based test to apply for admissions at FDDI. Candidates must carry their admit card while attending the entrance test. The entrance test will be conducted in 31 cities in India. FDDI mainly conducts AIST to test the aptitude, skills and knowledge of the candidates in the programmes they have opted for.

Given below is the AIST pattern for UG and PG programmes.

Image source: Official website of FDDI

For MBA admissions at FDDI, candidates who have a valid MBA score will be given an exemption to appear AIST-2021 but they must apply for admissions by submitting the online application form. If a candidate with a MAT score attends AIST, then FDDI will allot ranking to the candidate based on their AIST score only.

Selection process

As mentioned earlier, FDDI admits candidates only on merit basis. After the entrance exam is conducted, the selection committee of FDDI will prepare and publish a merit list(rank list) of the candidates considering their aggregate score in AIST 2021.

Once the rank list is published, FDDI will call the successful candidates to attend counselling in the order of their rank. Based on the rank, vacancy and reservation norms, candidates will be allotted a seat for the programme and campus of their preference.

Mentioned here is a regular seat index for FDDI admissions 2021

Image source: Official website of FDDI

Candidates who are allotted a seat should pay an amount of Rs. 25,000/-[ Rs. 10,000 (Non-refundable Registration Fee)+ Rs 15,000(Advance Fee)] at the time of counselling to reserve the seat. The total amount should be paid within 10 working days from the date the seat is reserved.

FDDI 2021 admission calendar

Last date to submit the online application form: 15th June 2021
Access to edit/update the application form: From 16th June, 2021-17th June 2021
Availability of admit cards online: 24th June 2021
Date of Entrance Exam(AIST 2021): 04th July 2021
Display of merit list on the official website: 12th July 2021
Counselling Date: End of July 2021
Last date to pay the fees: 10th August 2021
Joining date at the allotted campus: 16th August 2021

Contact details

For admission related queries contact
Address: A10/A, Sector 24, Noida, Uttar Pradesh - 201301
Email: (or)
Phone: 0120-4500100/152/203/214

To know more details about FDDI and its admission process, we request the candidates to read the prospectus or visit the official website of FDDI.

Design aspirants who wish to join B.Des or M.Des can also apply for Indian Institute of Crafts and Design(IICD) admissions 2021.


Author: Umesh10 Feb 2021 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

This seems to be a good professional course for those who have an inclination towards designing and development related to footwears especially in the fashion and modern footwear industry today. There was a time when a shoe or sandal was bought only for the purpose of a need to walk in the open. That was the only basic utility at that time. With the fashion industry progressing in leaps and bounds there was a need felt for including shoe or sandal also in the overall get up and attire of the persons and many celebrities started to sponsor the new designs of these accessories. The concept of matching of a shoe or sandal with the dress as well as the occasion, the use of high heels for increasing the apparent heights, and other such considerations had given a boost to this industry and today if we go to a shoe shop the shopkeeper presents us a myriad of collections and options out of which we can select our choice depending on what is the main purpose for which we are planning to wear that piece of shoe. Considering all these factors, it makes sense to pursue this course especially by those students who do not have much inclination for the usual academic courses and have a liking for professional courses like this one.

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