Source: Dainik Bhaskar- Bhaskar Lakshya (27-Nov-2017)

Career as a Footwear Technologist

 

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Key Institutes

National Institute Of Fashion Technology , Delhi

National Institute Of Fashion Technology , Delhi  (NIFT) was set up at Delhi in 1986 and had only one programme of Fashion Design in its first year. The campus initially started functioning from a temporary two room set up in its formative years and shifted to a full-fledged campus in 1994. The building designed by Dr. B.V. Doshi is based on the concept of a central step-well to conserve rainwater, a traditional Indian Baoli and is listed as one of the modern Iconic architecture of Delhi. NIFT at that time had only four programmes, two at master level (Garment Manufacturing Technology & Apparel Marketing and Management) and two at bachelor level (Fashion Design and Accessory Design). Delhi is the largest campus that offers all programmes of NIFT i.e. seven bachelor and three master programmes and has the largest student strength. Over the years NIFT has also been working as a knowledge service provider to the Union and State governments in the area of design development and positioning of handlooms and handicrafts.

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Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida

Footwear Design & Development Institute was established in 1986, under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. FDDI is playing a key role in imparting education, facilitating the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of Footwear, Leather Accessory & lifestyle product, and because of its continuous contribution towards nation building, FDDI has been granted the status of“An Institution of National Importance” under the FDDI Act 2017.

FDDI is a premier academic and training institution dedicated to the development and growth of the Footwear & Product, Leather Products, Retail and Fashion Merchandise and Fashion Design sectors. FDDI offers Bachelor and Master degree programmes in the areas of Footwear Design & Production, Production and Management and Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods and Accessories Design and Fashion Design, besides offering short-term Industry-specific programmes.

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Central Footwear Training Centre, West Bengal

Education has always been a cornerstone of society, the pillar on which the bulwark of human existence rests, the leading light as mankind made his way in quest of the unknown. While the art and science of education may have undergone changes since the time of yore, every educationists strives to instill in every student a sense of virtue and wisdom, sensitivity to the needs of others, the skills, the attitudes and habits that would help them explore and excel, a quest for knowledge and the power of action. All of these would propel each one to an all-important goal – Excellence.

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Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology, West Bengal

The Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology (GCELT), pioneer in the field of education and research on Leather Technology was originally started under the name ‘Calcutta Research Tannery’ in the year 1919 on the recommendation of Munitions Board set up by the Government of India immediately after the first World War with the aim of exploring Indigenous resources of hides, skins and tanning materials for the purpose of production of leather and leather goods and development of leather industry in the country. In August 1955 this college was affiliated to the University of Calcutta for imparting training in B. Sc. (Tech) course in Leather Technology and it has been recognized as a professional college under the University of Calcutta. The latest development and new schemes undertaken by the college has turned it into a big organization in the field of Leather Technology, the like of which was not found in any part of India. The main service provided by the college to the industry during 90 years of existence was supply of technical manpower and technical development.

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