Pahal Design


FDDI (Footwear Design and Development Institute)

Admission Calendar

Details Important Dates
Date of Advertisement 28th November 2017
Online Registration process starts 28th November 2017
Last date for Online Registration 2nd April 2018
Availability of Admit Cards 12th April 2018
Date of AIST 27th, 28th, 29th April 2018
Open day 1st May 2018 (in case of any discrepancies)
AIST Result Declaration 21st May 2018
Dates for Counseling 12th-17th June 2018
Last date for Fee submission 1st July 2018
2nd Round of Counseling 16th-19th July 2018
Date of reporting at the allotted campus 31st July 2018
Commencement of Session 1st August 2018

Programmes Offered at FDDI

Bachelor Degree Programmes (B.Des.)

Duration: 4 Years

  1. B. Des. (Footwear Design & Production)
  2. B. Des. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)
  3. B. Des. (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)
  4. B. Des. (Fashion Design)

Master Degree Programmes (M. Des.)
Duration: 2 Years

  • M. Des. (Footwear Design & Production)
  • MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)
  • M. Des. (CAD)

Fee Structure 2018-19

Bachelor Degree Programmes

S. No. Particulars (1st Semester)
Noida Campus
(2nd-8th Each Semester)
Noida Campus
(1st Semester)
Other Campuses
(2nd-8th Each Semester)
Other Campuses
1. Tuition fee
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 69000/- Rs. 69,000/- Rs. 49,000 Rs. 49,000
2. Library fee
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/-
3. Mediclaim
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 400/- Rs. 400/- Rs. 400/- Rs. 400/-
4. Exam fee
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 2,000/- Rs. 2,000/- Rs. 2,000/- Rs. 2,000/-
Total Rs. 76,400/- Rs. 76,400/- Rs. 56,400/- Rs. 56,400/-
5. Student Development fee (Non Refundable) Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/-
6. Security Deposit
Rs. 10,000/- Rs. 10,000/-
Grand Total Rs. 91,400/- Rs. 76,400/- Rs. 71,400/- Rs. 56,400/-

Master Degree Programmes

S. No. Particulars (1st Semester)
Noida Campus
(2nd-4th Each Semester)
Noida Campus
(1st Semester)
All Other Campuses
(2nd-4th Each Semester)
All Other Campuses
1. Tuition fee
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 84,000/- Rs. 84,000/- Rs. 64,000 Rs. 64,000
2. Library fee
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/-
3. Mediclaim
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 400/- Rs. 400/- Rs. 400/- Rs. 400/-
4. Exam fee
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 2,000/- Rs. 2,000/- Rs. 2,000/- Rs. 2,000/-
Total Rs. 91,400/- Rs. 91400/- Rs.71,400/- Rs. 71,400/-
5. Student Development fee
(Non Refundable)
Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/-
6. Security Deposit (Refundable) Rs. 10,000/- Rs.10,000/-
Grand Total Rs. 1,06,400/- Rs. 91,400/- Rs. 86,400/- Rs. 71,400/-

*Please note that Exam Re-do fee is not included in the Fee structure.

Hostel Fee (Excluding Mess)

(Per Semester)
Other Campuses
(Per Semester)
Rs. 24,000/- Rs. 18,000/-
  • Refundable Security for hostellers is Rs 5000/-(one me) which is to be paid with first Semester fee.
  • Hostel fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Mess facility is compulsory for all hostellers. Mess Fee has to be paid separately in the beginning of each Semester.
  • Mess fee varies from Campus to Campus.
  • Mess fee is refundable at the time of withdrawal which shall be calculated on monthly basis.
  • All fee is in (INR).

* FDDI reserves the right to change the campus and / or programme of a student if the enrolment for that specific program at the campus is less than 10 students. Subsequently student will be required to pay fee and other charges as applicable for that specific campus and / or programme.

Eligibility for Bachelor & Master Degree Programmes of FDDI

Educational Qualification

  • Eligibility for Bachelor Degree (B.Des) programmes: 10+2 / Intermediate.
    Candidates appearing in 10+2 may also apply.
  • Eligibility for Master Degree programmes: Graduation in any discipline.
  • M. Des. – Footwear Design & Production: Candidate is required to be a Graduate in Footwear / LGAD / Design / Engineering / Production / Technology or any other related programme.
  • M.Des-CAD: Candidate is required to be a Graduate in Footwear / LGAD / Design / Engineering / Production / Technology/Fine arts or any other related programme.
  • M.B.A (Retail & Fashion Merchandise): Graduate in any discipline.
    Candidates appearing in final year may also apply for all Master Degree programmes.

Age Limit

  • Age Limit for Bachelor Degree programmes: 25 Years as on 25th July 2018
  • Age Limit for Master Degree programmes: No Age limit

(i) The candidate shall submit the final result of qualifying degree/certificate providing his/ her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2018 to their Admission Officer, where the admission has been granted.
(ii) If a candidate will not able to prove his/her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2018, whatsoever the reason may be his/her admission will be treated as null and void (cancelled) and entire fee will be forfeited.

Admission Guidelines

Eligible candidates are required to appear for All India Selection Test (AIST) comprising of Computer Based Multiple Choice Examination. AIST shall be conducted on 27, 28 and 29 April 2018 at various centres. Candidates have an option to choose the date according to their convenience. AIST shall be conducted at the following location across India.

1 Agra 2 Allahabad 3 Bengaluru 4 Bareilly
5 Bhubneswar 6 Chandigarh 7 Chennai 8 Chhindwara
9 Dehradun 10 Delhi 11 Chittorgarh 12 Raibareilly
13 Ghaziabad 14 Gorakhpur 15 Guwahati 16 Hyderabad
17 Indore 18 Jaipur 19 Jalandhar 20 Jamshedpur
21 Kanpur 22 Kolkata 23 Lucknow 24 Meerut
25 Mumbai 26 Noida 27 Patna 28 Ranchi
29 Rohtak 30 Kochi 31 Jodhpur 32 Gwalior
33 Jabalpur 34 Jammu 35 Shimla 36 Guna
37 Ankleshwar 38 Vishakhapattnam      

Candidate is required to give (4) choices in the Registration Form in order of his / her preference for examination centre from the above mentioned list. FDDI would allot exam centre as per availability. Once allotted, no request for change of date and exam centre shall be entertained. The allotment of centre of examination and date shall be given on first come first serve basis. During allotment of test centre and date of examination, choice mentioned in the registration form shall be considered. FDDI reserves the right to add or cancel the exam centers listed above without assigning any reason.

Admit Cards bearing the address of Exam Centre and Date of Exam for online examination shall be uploaded on the Institute website – The Examination is conducted in Hindi / English medium only. An All India Merit List shall be prepared on the basis of the result of AIST by last week of May 2018.

NOTE: Candidates appearing in final year exam shall be provisionally allowed to appear in FDDI entrance examination. However, such candidates are required to submit mark sheet of final year at the time of admission. In case candidates fail in the final year exams, their admission shall be cancelled.

How to Apply

Candidates are required to fill Registration Form Online as per the instructions mentioned and upload the requisite documents at the time of Registration. The important instructions for filling the form are given below:-

  • A candidate can apply for more than one programme by paying for a single registration form; for applying in multiple programmes candidate has to fill the programme code in accordance to their preference of programmes as mentioned in the Registration Form.
  • Candidates for Bachelor programme can apply for other Bachelor programmes only, in the same form by using the choice filling option available.
  • If a candidate wishes to apply for both BACHELOR & MASTER DEGREE programme, he / she has to fill two separate Online Registration forms.
  • Candidate can select the centre and date of his / her choice from the dates given on the Registration Form for appearing in AIST. Maximum efforts shall be made to accommodate the request on first come first serve basis. However, due to infrastructure constraints a candidate may sometimes be asked to appear on other date / centre.
  • Candidates applying under the “Reserved Category” (SC/ST/OBC/PH/Disabled) must upload a self- attested documentary proof, as admissible.
  • Candidates applying under exemption for written exam must upload scanned copy of his / her relevant score card or admit card (in case result is awaited) of the exam in which he/she has appeared.
  • Candidates are required to upload one recent passport size coloured photograph & fill in the personal details given in the Admit Card (Mandatory).
  • Signature of the student must be uploaded on the specified place.
  • Forms which are incomplete in any aspect shall be rejected without notifying the candidate.
  • Candidates are advised to visit the admission website regularly for all updates & carefully read the eligibility criteria before Registration.
  • The Registration Fee is Rs.500/- Candidates have to pay this amount for Bachelor / Master programme he / she applies for.

Candidate facing technical problems while filling in the Registration Form may call 0120-4818400 (Weekdays between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) except on Government holidays.

Guidelines for Entrance Test

The computer based multiple choice examination shall be conducted at the specified centers. Each candidate would be provided with a computer and individually allocated user-id and password. By using the allocated user-id and password, the candidate would be able to access the Test Paper. The Test Papers may be downloaded at the test center Local Server from the Main Server. The questions contained in the Test Paper would be rendered one at a time on the computer monitor. The entrance exam would be conducted over multiple sessions in a day and the test would be scheduled for all the candidates. The short listed candidates would be communicated their test centers, session and test time details through admit card, which shall be uploaded on the admission website.

It is mandatory for the candidate to carry a printed copy of his / her admit card (with photograph pasted on it) to the allotted Test Centre along with valid identity proof such as Voter’s ID Card/ Passport / Driving license / Identity Card issued by previous institution. The candidate would be allowed to appear for the entrance exam only on validation of his / her identity by the center administrator located at each center.

FDDI entrance test shall be for 2 ½ hours (Two and half hours) duration and conducted in English & Hindi languages. There will be a total of 200 objective type questions. Examination would comprise of the following sections:

Bachelor Degree PROGRAMMES Master Degree Programmes
Section Description Max. Marks Section Description Number of
A Quantitative Aptitude 50 A Quantitative Aptitude 50
B Verbal Ability 50 B English Comprehension & Analytical Ability 50
C General Awareness 50 C General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
D Business Aptitude Test (BAT)
for B.Des- RFM
Design Aptitude Test(DAT)
for Design Programmes (B.Des-FDP, B.Des-LGAD & B.Des-FD)
50 D Management Aptitude for Management Programmes
Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
for Design Programmes M.Des-FDP & M.Des-CAD
Total 200 Total 200

Each question will carry 1 mark. There shall be no negative marking. The time allotted for the test shall be shown on the screen as Time Left to finish the test. The time shall start as soon as the candidate clicks the “Start Test” button. On completion of the test, the candidate may exit by pressing the “Submit” button. The candidate should attempt all the questions within the stipulated test duration of 2 ½ hours to avoid being “timed out”.

The Test Centre Administrator would be available at the Test Centre to provide all the necessary assistance. The test would be invigilated to ensure that spirit of the exam is maintained. The candidate found indulging in any kind of malpractice would be disqualified and would be instructed to leave the test premises immediately. The candidate would not be allowed to carry Mobile Phones, Calculators, PDA, Listening Devices and Recording or Photographic devices of any nature in the examination hall.

Note: Candidate can collect sample test papers by paying online or from FDDI Campuses on payment basis. Any attempt to influence the admission process by way of recommendation will invite disqualification of the candidate.

Download Entrance Test Sample Papers

  • PG Sample Papers
  • UG Sample Papers

Admission Under Sponsorship / NRI Category

Out of the total capacity of any batch, 7.5% seats are reserved in each programme for Industry-Sponsored candidates & 7.5% seats for NRI Candidates if they meet the required eligibility criteria. The Candidate shall be interviewed and the selection shall be done on merit basis. NRI candidates shall be selected on basis of valid SAT/GMAT scores & personal Interview. NRI/ Industry sponsored candidates are required to pay twice the normal fee in case of Noida campus and 50% extra fee for other campuses in addition to the normal fee.

FDDI shall not be responsible for Industry Internship & Placement for such candidates.

The sponsoring company shall make arrangements for the placement of these Candidates. Candidates applying in the sponsored category must submit a sponsorship certificate issued on the company letter head duly signed & stamped by the authorized person as per the format given below. In case of non-availability of industry sponsored candidates the seats reserved for them shall be offered to non- sponsored candidates.


The Managing Director,
Footwear Design & Development Institute,
NOIDA – 201301

Dear Sir,
We are sponsoring Mr. / Ms. ………………………………………. for …………………………………………. programme scheduled to commence from 1st August 2018.
We also undertake to employ Mr. / Ms. …………………… after the programme is completed.
We agree to pay 100% extra than the normal fee. (For Noida Campus)
We agree to pay 50% extra than the normal fee. (For Campuses other than Noida)
* select the applicable option

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NRI / Foreign Students

India is one of the most preferred destinations for education and learning for many countries, and FDDI has always encouraged active participation from students of all regions across the globe. For decades FDDI has attracted pool of talents and helped them nurture their dreams and spread the knowledge gained during this learning process. Dynamic curriculum, extensive infrastructural facilities and support for learning gives the right environment for professional knowledge and grooming of students.

Criteria for NRI / Foreign Students

Overseas Candidates

Overseas candidate applying for admission into Bachelor & Master programmes have to fill the registration form online along with other applicants in India. Such students may attend interview process online. 7.5% of seats, over and above the total number of seats allocated at all FDDI programme, are reserved for applicants from foreign countries/ NRIs on supernumerary basis.


A person of Indian origin possessing foreign citizenship (except that of Pakistan and Bangladesh) without ‘NRI’ status, who holds a foreign passport at the time of application, consideration for admission and during the period of his/her study, he/she or anyone/both of his/her parents or anyone/both of his/her grandparents is (or was)/are (or were) citizen(s) of India by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of India or Sec. 2(b) of Citizenship Act, 1955 (Act No. 57 of 1955).


NRI is a candidate who is a child/ ward of the person who has NRI status as defined under section 6 of the Income Tax Act 1961. Also, an individual is defined as Non-Resident when he is ‘not a resident’ of India or who is ‘not ordinarily a resident’ of India. A person is treated as ‘not ordinarily resident’ when any of the following conditions is satisfied:

If he/she has not been a resident of India for nine out of ten preceding years
If he/she has not ordinarily been in India for a period of 730 days or more during the preceding seven years.

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 theNRI quota remain unfilled, the resulting vacancy shall be filled on merit of the applicants for admission.

Seats remaining vacant shall not lapse and can be converted to any other category.

Reservation for SC/ST & Differently Abled Candidates

  • Institute reserves 15% seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 27% seats for OBC (Non Creamy) candidates respectively in each programme in both sponsored as well as non-sponsored categories.
  • 3% seats are reserved for differently abled candidates in each programme as per the Persons with Disability Act 1995. Such candidates should submit the disability certificate issued by medical board notified by State / Central authority certifying their disability as 40% or more.
  • Candidate applying under OBC quota has to satisfy the caste and creamy layer requirement details. National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) websites may be seen for reference:


  • Candidate applying under this quota are to produce a Caste Certificate issued not earlier than September 01, 2017 from the Competent Authority of the respective States/ Union Territories certifying that they don’t belong to the creamy layer. Failure to produce an appropriate certificate shall make the candidate ineligible.
  • The caste which is mentioned in the OBC document should find its mention in the central list of OBC available at the below mentioned links:
  • FDDI reserves the right to change the campus and / or programme of a student if the enrolment for that specific program at the campus is less than 10 students. Subsequently student will be required to pay fee and other charges as applicable for that specific campus and / or programme.

Corporate & Public Relation (Placement)


FDDI is globally recognized brand for Footwear Design & Production, Retail. The Institute’s rigorous training programmes focusses on content, knowledge creation, creativity, innovation, leadership, teamwork and is reflected in its record of very high placement for all its graduates. FDDI 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.

The Corporate Relations & Placement Department plays a key role in counselling and guiding the students of the Institute for their successful career. It is a crucial interface for the students between the stage of completion of academic programme of studies and entry into the professional world. The department also coordinates various activities related to the placement of the students along with the Industry Internship. ReputedNational and Multinational companies visit FDDI for campus interviews every year. The benefits of this assistance are reflected in the preparation of FDDI students who are able to secure esteemed positions in the industry. The placement service operates year round to facilitate contacts between companies and students. The teams, other activities include career counseling by trained professionals, organizing interview skills, workshops and development of effective resumes, holding seminars & events and updation of pedagogy through market research. So far FDDI has been able to achieve a very high placement record. All students secure job offers before they complete their programme at FDDI.


List of some of the major companies who have employed our students is given below:
Industry Associates
Adidas | April Sourcing Buying House | Abraham & Thakur | Action | Apparel Group- Dubai | Ashima Leena | AVT | Bata India Ltd. | Baer | BMI | Bullion Bats- Australia | Carlton London | Clarks | Crewboss | Da-Milano | Euro Footwear | Fashion & U | Ferns & Petals | Franco Leone | Future Group | Gaurav Gupta | Genesis Luxury | Globus | Hi-Design | Impulse Buying House | Impactiva | ITC Wills Lifestyle | Jabong | Jumbo Electronics | Khadims | Landmark | Liberty | Lifestyle | Li&Fung | Louis Vuitton | Meltronion | M&B | Madura Garments | Marks & Spencers | Max Lifestyle | Mirza International | Puma | Rajesh Pratap | Reebok | Relaxo | Reliance Brands LTD | Reliance Retail Ltd | Rohit Bal | Sabyasachi | Samarth Lifestyle | SSIPL | Snapdeal | Superhouse | Tata International | Tommy Hilfiger | Vishal Mega Mart | VKC | Westside | Wilhelms | Woodland | Zara |


Some of our distinguished Alumni-

S.No. Name of Alumni Designation Organization
1 Abhishek Lal Director-e commerce Adidas
2 Akash Sehgal Vice President Lifestyle
3 Amitabh Banga Head-New Business Development, Merchandizing & Red Liberty
4 Deepak Chhabra Asst. Vice President Reliance Footprints Ltd.
5 Deepak Phull Manager Footwear Business Tata International Ltd.
6 Kiran Joshi Vice President Bata
7 Lokesh Mishra AVP-Salesand Operations Clarks
8 Manoj Khantwal Vice President (Ops. & Tech.) SSIPL Retail Pvt.Ltd.
9 Naresh Sharma Country Head Zara
10 Naveen Vij General Manager, (Footwear & Accessories) Landmark Group
11 Nikhil Dua Director Relaxo Footwear Limited.
12 Pawan Dhall Country Manager Group Royer (Buying House)
13 Pawan Kumar V Asst. Merchandize Manager Lifung–Europe
14 Rajesh Joseph Managing Director Nova Buying House
15 Ruchin Srivastava Country Head (PU) Bayer
16 Saurabh Gupta Manager (Q.C.) Tirubala Exports
17 Bikram Dalai General Manager-Footwear Yepme
18 Suman Naik Head (Marketing & Sales Nippon
19 Swati Malhotra Managing Director Swati Modo
20 Uttam Kumar Business Head-Foot in BataIndia
21 Virender Awal Managing Director Mochiko Shoes
22 Vivek Sarawat General Manager-North Operations Royal Classic Group

Online Information

Online Filling of Admission Form

  • STEP 1: Access FDDI website //
  • STEP 2: Click on icon named ADMISSIONS on the Page.
  • STEP 3: Click on the notification mentioned as “APPLY ONLINE”
  • STEP 4: To start Registration click on the NEW USER.
  • STEP 5: Follow the instructions carefully and select the below mentioned instruction to start registration process by taking the curser to the relevant box and submit it.
  • STEP 6: Kindly mention the programme you are applying for and rest details including your Candidates Name, Family details, Address and the educational qualification you fit in.
  • STEP 7: Upload your recent passport size photograph (size not more than 90 kb) and scanned signature (size note more than 30 kb).
  • STEP 8: Type the virtual image you see below in your registration form.
  • STEP 9: Click the Submit button to continue the further process.
  • STEP 10: Pay the admission fee as directed. Online payment mode via Debit/Credit card can be done. Will be worth Rs. 500 exclusive service charges.
  • STEP 11: After online payment the process will be ended providing you the User Id and password on your mentioned mobile number and Email ID for further notifications regarding exam centers and exam dates selection.

Should you have any queries related to Online application, you may write/email or call-
A-10/A, Secctor-24, NOIDA – 201301
0120-4818400 / 09910000219
Tel: 91-120 – 4500203
Fax: 120-2412556

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