Footwear Design and Development Institute under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, has invited applications for admission to the various Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Programmes offered by the Institute for 2017-18. These programmes are offered by FDDI in collaboration with IGNOU.
The Masters (M.Sc) Degree Programmes of 2 years duration, offered include (i) Master in Footwear Design & Production (MSCFDP) (ii) Master in Retail & Fashion Merchandise (MSCRFM) (iii) Master in CAD/CAM (MSCCAD) while the 3 year Bachelors’ Degree Programs (B.Sc.) include (i) Bachelor in Footwear Design & Production (BSCFWP) (ii) Bachelor in Retail & Fashion Merchandise (BSCRFM) and (iii) Bachelor in Fashion Leather Accessories Design (BSCFLAD).
All the Under Graduate and Post Graduate Degree programmes are offered at all FDDI campuses at Noida, Fursatganj (Near Lucknow), Kolkata, Chennai, Rohtak, Chhindwara, Jodhpur, Guna, Patna, Chandigarh, Ankleshwar (Gujarat) & Hyderabad.
For UG programmes, applicant should have passed the 10+2/Intermediate. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least five subjects meets the eligibility criteria.
For PG programmes, eligibility is Graduation in any discipline. Those appearing in 10+2/Final Degree may also apply for the respective programmes. They will be provisionally allowed to appear in FDDI entrance examination on condition that they submit mark sheet of final year at the time of admission.
Upper age limit for UG programs is 25 years as on 31st July 2017. For PG programs, there is no age limit.
Applicants should possess good communication skills in English and should have good command in written and spoken English language as the same may help the candidates to improve their performance in the entrance test and interviews for placement.
Eligible applicants have to appear for an All India Selection Test (AIST) which will be Computer Based Multiple Choice Examination.
AIST will be held on 9, 10 & 11 June 2017 at Agra, Allahabad, Ankleshwar, Bangalor, Bareilly, Bhubneswar, Chandigar, Chennai, Chhindwar, Chittorgar, Dehradun, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Guna, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Mumbai, Noida, Patna, Raibareill, Ranchi, Rohtak and Shimla.
The entrance exam would be conducted over multiple sessions in a day. Applicants have the option to choose the date according to their convenience. Applicant 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 entrance test shall be for 2½ hours duration and conducted in English & Hindi languages. There will be a total of 150 objective type questions with 4 sections as follows.
For Post Graduate Programmes:
Section A-Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning (45 questions); Section B-English (45); Section C-General Awareness (30); Section D-Business Aptitude (30).
For Under Graduate Programmes: Section A-Mathematics (45 questions); Section B-General Science (30); Section C-English (45) and Section D- General Awareness (30).
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. Candidate should attempt all the questions within the stipulated test duration of 2 ½ hours to avoid being timed out
Applicants may collect hard copy of sample test papers by paying online or from FDDI Campuses on payment basis. Mock Test, would be available on the website for practice, one week prior to the entrance exam.
For the examination, 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 questions contained in the Test Paper would be rendered one at a time on the computer monitor. 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.
Exemptions from appearing in AIST:
Applicants who have appeared in any of CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ AIMA/ JMET/ NMAT/ AMCAT/ SNAP/ GMAT/ AIM-CAT/ or other equivalent entrance test shall be exempted from appearing in the AIST for admission to Master Degree Programmes, provided they have obtained scores in the examination. Similarly, applicants who have appeared in any of AIEEE/ BITSAT/ IITJEE/ GGSIPU/ VIT/ SRM/ BCECE/UPSEE/MPCET/GUJCET/EAMCET/ COMEDK/MHCET/ODISHA JEE or any other equivalent entrance test shall be exempted from appearing in the AIST for Bachelor Degree Programmes, provided they have obtained scores in the examination.
The score secured by the candidate in these examinations shall be considered as per the criteria described in the Student Handbook . Go oline
Those desirous of admissions at FDDI, are required to fill the Registration form online as per the instructions mentioned, at the website, and upload the requisite documents at the time of Registration. An applicant can apply for more than one programme by paying for a single registration form. For applying for multiple programmes, applicant has to fill the programme code in accordance to their preference of programme as given in the Registration Form. Applicants for one UG programme can apply for other UG programmes only, in the same form by using the choice filling option available. If an applicant wishes to apply for both UG & PG programmes, he/she has to fill two separate Online Registration forms.
Those applying under the ‘Reserved Category’, (SC/ST/OBC/PH/Disabled) must upload a self- attested documentary proof, as applicable. Those 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. Applicants are required to upload one recent passport size coloured photograph & fill in the personal details given in the Admit Card (Mandatory). Signature of the applicant must be uploaded on the specified place.
Registration Fee is Rs.500/- for UG/PG programme. The payment can be made through online mode on FDDI website by using debit or credit card.
Online applicants should not send the registration form by post. Applicants should retain a print out of the Online Registration Form for future correspondence with FDDI with respect to non‐receipt of Admit Cards and other queries, if any.
Last date for submission of application form is
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
An All India Merit List shall be prepared on the basis of the result of AIST by last week of June 2017. Entrance Test Result is likely to be declared on 30.06.2017.
Admission through counselling:
The counselling will be held at Noida. The exact venue details shall be published on website of IGNOU & FDDI. Counselling for PG Programmes will be on 10.07.2017 & 11.07.2017 and that for UG Programmes on 12.07.2017, 13.07.2017 & 14.07.2017. Those selected have to report at the allotted campus of FDDI on 31.07.2017. Classes commence on 1.8.2017.
The programme & campus shall be allotted to the candidate on the basis of his/her rank and preference. Successful candidate shall be called for the counseling in the order of his/her rank. Admissions shall be made strictly on merit basis (Rank-wise) and counseling/ admissions shall continue till all the seats get filled-up. The number of candidates called for the counseling shall be more than the actual number of seats. Therefore, there are possibilities that all the seats are filled before the counseling of all called candidates is over. Candidate shall be called in the counseling room as per his/her rank on the basis of aggregate score in the AIST.
A candidate who is allotted a seat has to pay an amount of Rs.25000/-on the spot to reserve the seat. The amount submitted shall not be refunded in case of withdrawal of admission. The candidates shall be given seven working days to deposit the balance fee.
For M.Sc, the total number of seats available is 570 while for B.Sc, it is 1290.
Details of the seats available at each centre for each of the courses, the fee structure, the course content etc; are given in the student handbook.
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