FDDI is rated among the premier fashion and retail institutions in the world. It is widely recognized as a centre of excellence. The institute conducts wide range of long term and short term programmes in the area of Retail Management, Fashion, Footwear Design, Technology, Management, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Creative Designing & CAD/CAM, Leather Goods & Accessories Design etc. The long-term programmes are of two to three years duration while short-term programmes are of one-year duration. All programmes offered by the institute meets the international standards.
FDDI was set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India with an objective to train the professional manpower for the industry. In just a span of two decades FDDI has evolved from being India's premier institute to a notable international training Institute. FDDI is among the first institute in the world to get prestigious ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.