The Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI) at Chennai, under the aegis of the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, is inviting applications from eligible candidates.
Applications are invited to join its two-year diploma in Footwear Design and Production (DFDP), One year PG diploma in Footwear Technology (PGDFT), one year PG diploma in Footwear technology (PDFT) and one year Certificate Course in Footwear Technology (CFT).
Those who have completed Class XII are eligible to join the DFDP course. Degree holders are eligible to join the PGDFT course. Any diploma holder can join the PDFT course. Those who have completed Class X can join the CFT course.
According to a communication from the institute, the demand for leather products has increased manifold in the state. Under the 12th Five Year Plan, `77,000 crore business target has been fixed (as against the present Rs 27,000 crore). The government has been taking necessary measures in this direction.
It is expected that this sector is likely to provide job opportunities for 20 lakh people in the next five years. Campus interviews have been arranged for the current students.
For the SC/ST candidates, the course fee is exempted and the admission is based on first-come-first-served basis. For candidates belonging to minority communities, 50 per cent reservation is also provided for admission.
The admission process has started on June 1, and further details can be had from http://cfti.in/?page_id=67.