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Central Footwear Training Institute

Tamil Nadu
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Leicester College of Footwear, U.K
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Central Footwear Training Institute is situated at Central Footwear Training Institute, 65/1, GST road, Guindy Chennai 600032 in Chennai.

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Courses Offered

Post Diploma in Footwear Technology
  • 1 Years
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Design

Central Footwear Training Institute - CFTI

The Central Footwear Training Institute (formerly CFTC), Chennai the premierInstitute of its kind in the country, came into being in July, 1957, with the assistance of Ford Foundation. The erstwhile CFTC was conducting 18 months "Advanced Footwear Technology Course" and Practical oriented need based short - term courses. The CFTC has trained about 6000 candidates, which includes 154 foreign nationals from countries like Nigeria, Mauritius, Philippines, Figi, Tibet, Guyana. Uganda, Zambia Hungary, Srilanka etc. The Departmentally run Central Footwear Training Centre was converted into an autonomous Institution (Government of India, under the Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India) w.e.f. 1.14.1996 for better functional autonomy and was renamed as "Central Footwear Training Institute" Chennai, (CFTI, Chennai). The Institute is modernised with UNDP assistance under the National Leather Development Programme and is fully equipped with state-of-the art machinery to impart training in the modern methods of Footwear manufacturing. The Institute's premier course; the Diploma in Footwear Design & Production is approved by the Leicester College of Footwear, U.K. The Institute is patronized with the International Textile Institute, London , U.K The Institute is empanelled under TCS Colombo Plan for conducting training for International participants. Footwear has become more of science and technology rather than an art. The Central Footwear Training Institute with the state-of-the-art facility at Chennai grooms out skilled professionals who can meet the challenges of Footwear Industry in the globalised market.

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Why join CFTI Chennai


Central Footwear Training Institute has a well maintained infrastructure



3 Type Courses Available

  • 1 PG Courses
  • 1 Diploma Courses
  • 1 Certificate Courses

Central Footwear Training Institute Placements

Central Footwear Training Institute has maintained a good placement records as students have been placed in one of the finest footwear firms. There is also provision of separate placement cell that helps widening the job prospects of the students. The top recruiters are Orchid shoes, Chennai AND India Shoes, Chennai 


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Central Footwear Training Institute

Central Footwear Training Institute has state of art infrastructure, with well maintained buildings and classrooms. Institute provides hostel and mess facility to students. Hostels have clean and spacious room while mess serves healthy food. The green environment in the hustle bustle of the capital city keeps the students in peace and harmony.


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