Career Option in Footwear

A.Field description

Footwear consists of garments worn on the feet, for protection against the environment, and adornment.Socks and other hosiery are worn between the feet and the footwear, except for sandals and flip flops (thongs). Footwear is sometimes associated with fashions in shoes and boots.

B.Education Guide

Education Details & Eligibility:

To become a Professional in the footwear technology one should have a graduate degree or at least a diploma. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the private and government colleges in India and around the globe.

Basic eligibility criteria:

10th, +2 (Higher Secondary students) with science group as the majors.

Course Duration:

Training in this field is available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

  • Diploma in footwear technology is around two years.
  • Bachelor's (footwear technology) is around two to three years.
  • Master's (footwear technology), is offered as a two year program.

Approximate Education Expenses:

The Total expense for doing degree in these fields is subjected to change. He/she is advised to contact the course providers for detailed information. Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.

Higher Education Options:

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Post graduation Diploma or pursue his/her Master's

C.Institutions that Offers this Education

Almost all the deemed and general universities offer degree. Some of these institutes are:

  • Central Footwear Training Institute
  • Footwear Design & Development Institute,U.P
  • MSME Technology Development Centre, Chennai
  • Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
  • College of Leather Technology, Kolkata
  • Government Tanning Institute, Punjab
D.Job Opportunities and Job Roles

Some of the job openings/Departments available are:

  • Design engineer
  • Comfort analyst
  • Marketing etc.,
E.Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs.10, 000 to Rs.16, 000 for starters and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

F.Related Links

ShoeGuide.Org is a footwear encyclopedia that provides a range of articles relating to footwear:

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