Leather Technology (Footwear)

Salient Features of the Course

1. Programme Title

Diploma Course in Leather Technology (Footwear).

2. Entry Qualification

Matriculation or as per norms laid down by AICTE/State Board of Technical Education.                  

3. Course Duration 

Three years

4. Programme Structure    

Semester system (Each semester is of 16 weeks and each week has 36 to 40 hours of contact for academic work)

5. Type of the Course

Full Time



Footwear is the most important accessory of fashion .With the growing awareness about how one looks the fashion industry and Footwear Industry are growing very fast. This course deals with the 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 :Three Year Diploma Curricula 

         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


Further Education 

         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.