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FDDI gets AICTE approval for PGDCD Programme
Jun '09
Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) has got another feather in its cap by getting All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approval for its Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Designing & CAD/CAM (PGDCD) programme from the academic session 2009.

FDDI is rated among the premier fashion institutions in the world & is widely recognized as a centre of excellence due to the wide range of long-term and short-term programmes it conducts in the area of Retail Management, Fashion, Footwear Design, Technology, Management, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Creative Designing & CAD/CAM, Leather Goods & Accessories Design etc.

FDDI's versatility consists in regularly upgrading its syllabus and training programmes to meet the latest requirement of the industry. The Institute has an impeccable track record of 100% placement for all its pass outs in major Multinational and Indian companies. FDDI alumni include VP's and CEO's of some of the renowned companies. FDDI students have been placed globally in countries like USA, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Egypt, China, Singapore, UK, Middle East, Sri Lanka, and Kenya etc.

The Institute is constantly thriving in the path of perfection and upgrading with the latest technologies and methodologies to stand above all in distributing the most gifted wealth of education.

Citing about the relevance & requirement of this approval, Mr. Rajeev Lakhara, IRS, Managing Director, FDDI said, “The accreditation is concomitant to FDDI's PGDCD programme that caters to the emerging employment opportunities and work trends of the fashion industry, aimed at empowering individuals with the requisite skills and competencies for the same.”

“Internationally accredited curriculum, most hi- tech campus, rich intellectual capital in the form of faculty of FDDI, rigorous teaching and grooming & excellent placements are the most important factors for the approval of AICTE. At FDDI, we are already offering AICTE approved PG programme in Footwear Technology,” added Mr. Lakhara.

PGDCD programme is a full time two years course and the eligibility for this programme is graduation in any discipline.

The approval of FDDI's PGDCD programme is an outcome of the quality of teaching, level of research, faculty expertise, evaluation of teachers, standard of infrastructure available in the campus, such as hostel facility, library, medical facility etc.

According to Mr. Shashi Bhushan Shukla, IRS, Secretary FDDI, “The AICTE approval of the PGDCD programme of FDDI will widen the scope for the students to secure better placement.”

He further said that “We are also confident that the AICTE approvals will evoke interest among those students who are on the threshold of choosing a career and upgrading their skills in this area.”

The PGDCD programme is intended to groom modern designers who are capable of taking the challenges as product visualizers, concept developers and designers.

On the completion of programme students can join the product industry as Designers, Visual Merchandiser, Developers, CAD/CAM Specialists, Fashion Trend Forecasters, Design Consultants etc.

Similarly, it also got extension for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Footwear Technology (PGDM -FT) programme which was approved by the AICTE from the academic session 2007.

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