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Footwear and Leather Goods Technology

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Details of the Course
1. Course  Title Diploma course in Footwear and Leather Goods Technology
2. Entry Qualification 10th /12th
3. Course Duration    Three years -10th  / Two years – 12th
4. Course structure Semester system
5. Course details Manufacturing of leather footwear which is a highly specialized affair and requires sophisticated machinery and technically skilled manpower. Government on its part has been very supportive to the sector and has encouraged exports through various schemes.



  • Identification and handling or storage of finished leathers, linings, grinderies and other material used for footwear and leather goods manufacturing.
  • Supervision of different operations and processes involved in manufacturing of footwear and leather goods.
  • Checking the quality at different stages during manufacturing the footwear and leather goods.
  • Maintenance and operations of different machinery used at different stages of footwear and leather goods manufacturing.
  • Controlling environmental pollution by doing leather and grindery waste management and safe disposal to check atmospheric pollution.
  • Manufacturing some special type of leather based sports goods such as Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey Ball, Cricket Ball etc.
  • Preparing  Leather based garments

Main subjects in diploma curriculam

  • Leather Goods  Manufacturing
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Designing  And Pattern Cutting
  • Information Technology
  • Basic Engineering
  • Elementary Leather Manufacture
  • Environment Management
  • Estimating and Costing
  • Industrial Management And  Entrepreneurship Development
  • Testing and Quality Control
  • Leather Garments Manufacturing

Higher Study

  • B.Tech/M.Tech in Leather Technology
  • Two-year postgraduate diploma course in Leather Garment Design and Technology from The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

Employment Opportunities

  • India is one of the leading producers of leather and leather goods. Its leather Industry has witnessed a steady growth in exports over the years. The industry till recently exported only raw material like hides and skins but today it is major exporter of finished goods like shoes, garments and accessories etc. Government of India has also identified the industry as one of the priority industries and introduced several schemes to promote exports.
  • The industry is mainly concentrated in and around Agra, Kanpur, Calcutta and Chennai. There are three main areas of work in the industry, namely manufacturing i.e. processing raw leather to finished leather, designing and marketing.
  • Eligible for good jobs in prestigious leather firms, export houses and government organizations.


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