"Our Motto : Training & Service"

Our Vision

We have only one vision in mind and that is to deliver such education which can change life of others leaving the community and world a better place to live. As the right kind of education only decides the future of the child.

Our Mission

To promote the growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises through technological and skilled manpower support. It also aims at promoting an inclusive growth supporting increased employment, skill development & training, and effective consultancy. It is also to establish the world class technology development centre in order to extend hand holding support to both prospective as well as existing entrepreneurs in the area of skill development, technology up-gradation, designing, innovation, consultancy and common facilities services.

Our Aim

CFTI has only one aim that is to provide industrial education to the students so that they can have bright future with professional developed skills in footwear industry. We want to provide the society with a class of trained professionals in footwear technology and to help Indian footwear industry attain a platform on international level.

Our Policies

Our policies are drafted in such a way that it covers the full range of footwear education and professional issues which impact our students in getting jobs in all sorts of footwear industry. We want our students to use their knowledge of fashion trends, material to conceptualize and develop new footwear.

Main Objectives

To provide quality trained professionals in footwear manufacturing for footwear industry through our short and long term courses and training programmes. We want to make the students well prepared to face the challenges of the modern world. To introduce modern technology in footwear designing and manufacturing for the promotion of technology up gradation. For providing consultancy and support services to the footwear industry to face the global competitiveness at different levels. Also to create professionalised skilled people to increase quality and productivity in the shoe industry.

Salient Features

  • Functions as a Govt. of India Society under the aegis of Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India
  • A premiere Institute of its own kind existing since 1963
  • Located at the Footwear Hub of India: Agra
  • Equipped with State-of- Art Machinery and Equipment
  • Training provided by qualified & experienced faculties & supporting staff
  • Member of SATRA Technology Centre, UK
  • Associated with Textile Institute UK & Leicester College UK
  • Hostel facility for both boys & girls separately
  • Dedicated placement cell, 100% placement assistance is provided

Establishment and Role

Although the footwear manufacturing in this era had started centuries before Indian Independence but the sector was not fully developed, as the basic infrastructure was not available at that time. It was actually in the beginning of sixty's, when the leather producers and other entrepreneurs thought of value addition to leather by converting it into footwear and other leather goods being Leather the basic raw material i.e. leather was available in abundance. Although, the skilled workforce was available in plenty in some parts of the country, there was an acute shortage of managerial and supervisory staff with technical qualifications. This was a severe problem and was acting as a major hindrance in the development of the footwear industry in the country. To overcome this problem, Government of India established "Central Footwear Training Centre. Agra" in July 1963, under Small Industries Development Organization, Ministry of Industry with financial assistance from Ford Foundation. The erstwhile Centre was well equipped with latest imported machines. The prime objective of the Centre was to provide young and technically sound personnel to the footwear industry and to upgrade the knowledge and skill of the existing staff.

Additions and necessary changes have been made in the infrastructure and management of the Centre from time to time. With the rapid growth of the footwear industry in the country and with the introduction of modem machines in the industry during eighties, great need was felt by the centre to modernise its infrastructure. In order to the requirements of the industry, complete modern plant of the footwear manufacturing was imported in the year 1993, with financial assistance from United Nations Industrial Development Organization under National Leather Development programme.

It was the 1st January, 1996, when the Central Footwear Training Centre, Agra was converted into an autonomous body and was renamed as Central Footwear Training Institute, a Govt. of India Society under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary / Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries), Small Industries Development Organisation, Ministry of Industry, Government of India (Presently Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India) with an objective of smooth functioning and quicker implementation of managerial decisions.

Locale

The spectacular city of Agra, once the capital of the Great Mughals, still preserves some of the best expressions of that legendary dynasty. Akbar the great, built the citadel palace in Agra and founded a model city, Fatehpur Sikri, on its outskirts. His grandson, Shah Jahan gave Agra a jewel of a monument of 'Taj Mahal' : a monument built in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal.

Though Babur would never get to love Agra, or for that matter Hindustan, he had no intention of his beloved Farghana. He made Agra his capital and the dynasty he founded continued to treat it as a major centre for trade and commerce even when it ceased to be the capital.

Agra, the historical city of India has seen the time when footwear manufacturing in this country was at the budding stage during the Mughal era and is now a sprawling growing city. With a population of nearly 25lakhs spread over an area of 64 Km. It is a cosmopolitan city with people from almost all the states of the country. The main attraction of the city is the unique Taj Mahal which is one of the seven wonders of the world. The City has few more ancient monument spread within a radius of 50 Km.

Campus

The campus is on a 7,500 sq. Meter Landscape spread on the western side of the Agra-Delhi highway at Sikandra, 10 Km. from Raja-ki-Mandi railway station and 12 Km. from Agra Cantt. The Institute is well connected from the city and is easily approachable by city bus service. This idyllic campus is the fast track and ideal breeding ground for refreshing thoughts and ideas.

Status

The Institute is academically organized into several levels of efficient functioning such as, Theoretical classroom deliberations on technical and management subjects, Designing through modern shoe CAD system and practical training in the state-of-art workshop & testing facilities. Besides, the students are exposed to the latest development in the industry through the factory visits, implant training visit to national & international leather fairs, interaction with the industrialists & expert personalities from the trade. The primary objective of all the academic efforts is to build a strong foundation with all necessary inputs for expanding the horizons of knowledge & skill and their effective utilisation for the growth of the industry & trade.

The Institute's commitment to innovation in the field of training is reflected in several spheres. Not only did it offer the variety of courses in the field of footwear designing and production to develop preparedness for competitive world outside, it is the institute to provide the students with choices in courses selection they want to undergo.

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