The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched five undergraduate and three post graduate programmes in collaboration with the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI).
The eight new programmes viz, M. Sc. (Fashion Merchandizing & Retail Management), M. Sc. (Footwear Technology), M. Sc. (Creative Designing CAD/CAM), M. Sc. (Leather Goods & Accessories Design), M. Sc. (Visual Merchandizing & Communication Design), B. Sc. (Fashion Merchandizing & Retail Management), B. Sc. (Footwear Technology) and B. Sc. (Leather Goods and Accessories Design) have been launched keeping in mind an urgent need to orient footwear industries and their R & D laboratories to initiate new educational programmes to upgrade the knowledge of practicing workers, semi-skilled and skilled personnel in footwear industries keeping in view the demands of technological revolution at work place.