Admission Process

General Information


To provide training and related inputs to develop and augment a class of trained personnel in Footwear technology and Allied industry in the country. To develop human resources in footwear and Allied Industry by introduction of advanced training methods and courses, appropriate knowledge and skills to promote rapid growth of footwear and allied industry in the country. To promote in general and particular the Indian Footwear Industry to attain international standards of production.

09.45 am to 5.15 pm

Course fee shall be remitted in advance through Crossed demand draft in favour of The Director, CFTI Payable at Chennai

The Campus is Self Contained with hostel facilities for boys, and for girls stay arrangements can be made.

Certificate is issued to all the successful students by Central Footwear Training Institute, Govt. of India Society, Ministry of Micro Small And Medium Enterprises except for the courses of DFDM and PGHD, which is issued by Leicester College, Textile Institute, London, UK, as both the courses are Affiliated and Moderated by the Textile Institute of London.

The Seats for Long Term & Short Term Courses are limited and are available on Merit basis



22.5% seats are reserved for SC/ST Candidates for which no Course fee will be charged subject to production of caste certificate from competent authority at the time of submission of application and at the time of admission (Two Photo copies of caste certificate duly attested by a Gazetted Officer is required to be enclosed along with application).


10% of seats would be reserved for women candidates. In case of non-availability of suitable Women candidates, the seats would be filled up otherwise by men candidates.


During the period of training, candidates should strictly follow the rules and regulations of the Institute.


Trainees who do not posess 80% of attendance will not be considered for issue of certificate. For 2 year diploma student : there will be 2 weeks holiday after 1st year academic session is over.


Trainees who make any loss, misuse or damage to property of the Institute, have to pay the charges to be fixed by the Director at his discretion.


Periodical tests and examinations will be conducted to assess the progress of the trainees. If they do not show progress, their cases could be considered for termination of their training.


The institute is having a modern library consisting of more than 1000 books and periodical, magazines, foreign publications and equipped with 20 computers for learning computer usages and to know the modern shoe making technologies. No trainee will however be permitted to take any book or journal outside the institute, without written permission of the Director, CFTI, Chennai.


Training of individual trainees shall be terminated at any time during the tenure of the course under the following circumstances : If a trainee does not show interest and progress in his/her training, he she will be given a warning at the end of the first two months, Even if the trainee is not able to show progress in the succeeding two months. his training will be terminated expcept in exceptional cases. Any trainee who abstains from the training for 3 weeks continuously without prior permission is liable to be debarred from training and his training shall be terminated, EXCEPT IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES. like on medical grounds.

General good conduct of trainees both within the Institute and outside is one of the important factors of the training. Any trainee who is found guilty in this respect is liable to have his training terminated summarily. The decision of the Director, CFTI, Chennai in this regard shall be FINAL. The Director, CFTI, Chennai may terminate the training of any candidate without assigning any reason whatsoever at any time during the training period.


Trainees would be taken on study visit to Footwear/Components manufacturing units located in Tamilnadu and other places. All expenditure in this regard will be borne by the trainees themselves.


The institute is located at 65/1, GST Road, Guindy, Chennai 600 032. Candidates who are new to Chennai are advised, after getting down at Chennai Central Station, to take the electric Local train from Chennai Park Station (just opposite to Chennai Central Railway Station, walkable distance) to Guindy Railway Station. From Egmore Railway Station take electric Local train at Egmore, to reach Guindy. This is much easier and convenient. The Training Institue is quite near to Guindy Railway Station (walkable distance) next to State Bank of India and within the campus of MSME Development Institute


Filled-in Application together with necessary enclosures should reach by
Post/Courier/ inperson to
65/1,GST Road, GUINDY,
CHENNAI 600 032
on or before the due date. Late and incomplete applications will not be entertained.