Short Term Courses


  • QUALIFICATION: 12th pass with minimum 50% marks.
  • AGE:
    • The candidate should have attained the minimum age of 17 years at the time of admission.
    • 5 years relaxation will be given in case of SC / ST candidates.
    • Tution Fee : Rs. 15,000/-
    • Caution Money (Refundable) : Rs. 1,000/-
    • Total : Rs. 16,000/-


  • The total available seats in CFTI will be filled in by the candidates purely on merit, based on the performance in the written test and interview.
  • The seats for SC / ST candidates will be filled up as per the Government of India rules and regulations.


First Month :


  • Introduction about the last, Foot, Footwear in relation to the Design and Pattern Engineering.
  • Demonstrate and practise of drawing free hand 3Dsketches of different shoe and importance of colour combination.
  • To understand the principles of designing and pattern cutting and the importance of accurate patterns for the production.
  • To understand the sequence of process involved in the design and pattern cutting section.
  • Demonstrate and practise the developement of inner, outer and mean from the last of a Court shoe by taping method.
  • Develop design of a classic Court Shoe on the last.
  • Demonstrate and practise the developement of patterns of the above design for the production (net and allowance)by direct and mixed method.
  • Development of Classic Gibson design on the last.
  • Development of Sectional Pattern of Gibson.
  • Development of Classic Oxford Design on the last.
  • Development of Sectional Pattern on the same.
  • Development of Gents Casual Design with Elastic and its Sectional Patterns.
  • Developement of True Mock Design (Italian Style) on the last.
  • Development of Sectional Patterns of the same and setting of punches of different seams.


  • Introduction about the machines of the clicking section and the section as a whole.
  • To understand the principle functions, maintanance of the different machines in Clicking and Materials Department.
  • To understand the sequence of operation and the machinery involved in the process.
  • Operate once all the machines in the section.
  • To demonstrate actual layout of the component on paper.
  • To demonstrate cutting of the Upper and Bottom component by the machine seeing the material consumption point of view.
  • To demonstrate about the splitting of the upper component by the splitting machine.
  • To demnostrate about the shank attachment by riveting machine.

Second Month:


  • Development of Bottom Patterns of the Last / Footwear for Production.
  • Introduction to Grading of Patterns by Hand and Machine.
  • Practical Training and Theoretical details about Grading of shoe component by machine.


  • To demonstrate about the skiving of the bottom component.
  • To demonstrate aboutt the moduling of the insole.
  • To explain the advantages and disadvantages of hand and machine cutting.
  • To explain why the leather is most suitable material for the footwear industry.
  • To explain the properties and qualities of leather.
  • To explain the latest techniques for the manufacture bof leather from raw material to finish product.
  • To explain about the other upper materials which is used in footwear industry nowadays.
  • To explain about the other bottom mterials which is used in the footwear industry.
  • To explain about the selection and grading of material while purchasing leather.
  • To explain about the material consumption standard and how to calculate the material consumption's standard also the different measurement system.

Third month:


  • Introduction about the footwear, type of upper ad assembly of upper in the closing department.
  • To demonstrate the range of preparatory tools, equipment's and machines available for the upper and lining material.
  • Knowledge of upper and lining material.
  • Demonstrate use of main operations, test pieces, perforations.
  • Explain theory of upper preparation like checking of cut components, marking, punching, perforating, embossing.
  • Get trainees to practice on flat / post bed single needle sewing machine.
  • Explain the theory of skiving, types of skives and detailed information about skiving machines like parts of machines, adjustment of the machines.
  • Get trainees to practice on flat / post bed single needle sewing machine on synthetic / leather materials.
  • Practice for stitch length adjustment on flat bed / post bed sewing machine; needle fixing, threading and maintenance of sewing machines etc.
  • Explain the theory of threads, property of ideal thread; thread construction, finish and sewing thread numbering.
  • Explain the theory of reinforcement, top line and edge treatment.
  • Explain the need for various skilled hand operations in closing.
  • Demonstrate and practice stitch of marking of machine.
  • Demonstrate and practice folding by machine / hand.
  • Give examples of backers, hand skiving and adhesion in closing for temporary and permanent bond.
  • Explain the theory of types of seams, stitch, facing, boxing, graining, bucking etc
  • Explain purpose of adhesive, type of adhesive and methods of application.
  • Practice on double needle flat / post / sewing machines, heavy-duty flat / post bed sewing machines.
  • Demonstrate hand eyeleting, trim and buckle attachment.
  • Prepare the project on different types of skive, edge treatment and types of seams.


  • Introduction about the bottoming machines and the section as a whole.
  • To understand the principle functions, maintenance of the different machines in lasting and making.
  • To understand the sequence of operation and the machinery involved in the process.
  • Emphasis on installation and study of systems of the machines like electronic, pneumatic etc.
  • Emphasis on accurate insole attaching back parts moulding etc., demonstrate, exercise and practice the same.
  • Demonstrate, exercise and practice forepart lasting machine after learning the setting and maintenance of the machines.
  • Demonstrate, exercise and practice side and seat lasting machines after learning the setting and maintenance of the machines.

Fourth Month:


  • Explain the theory of needles, parts of needle, size of the needles and needles and needles point styles.
  • Stitching methods, detail information about sewing machines and its classification.
  • Relationship between sewing machine needles and threads.
  • General sewing recommendation for the footwear industry.
  • Practice on binding, cording, igzag, eyeleting, seam rubbing and tapping, lamination machines etc.
  • Preparation of children derby, Girl T-bar shoe uppers.
  • Sequence of operations requires for different styles, for easy construction (like COURT, GIBSON, OXFORD, BROGUE, CASUAL, and MOCK etc.)
  • Process flow chart according to article, layout of the machines in the closing department.
  • To understand the production planning and work study.
  • To understand the quality standard, quality control during process and zero defect production.
  • To understand the proper procedure on latest technique for set up of closing department like FOF, TOYOTA, KANBAN and hand on system.
  • Knowledge on latest development in closing machinery.


  • Explain the advantages / disadvantages of the heat setting process.
  • Explain the importance of proper roughing, pounding and cementing. To practice the same.
  • Demonstrate sole attaching and heel attaching exercise and practice the same.
  • Outline and demonstrate the importance of an acceptable quality standard to be achieved in the final product.
  • To explain the effect of accurate pattern cutting, clicking, closing on the lasting process. How poor insole moulding and positioning affects the lasting process. Various lasting systems for different constructions.
  • Full production of different articles in different materials on the machines with time and work-study. Every trainee manufactures minimum six pairs in a week.

Fifth & Sixth month:

  • Project & Industrial visit.


The assessment during the course is conducted on regular basis. As such, there is no terminal or final exams conducted during the course but assessment tests are conducted on regular basis and at the end of each year, the grades obtained in different tests are compiled to obtain final grade. The grading system is as follows:

Marks Obtained Grade
0 - 39% F (Fail)
40% - 59% P (Pass)
60% - 74% M (Merit)
75% - 79% M+ (Merit+)
80% and above D (Distinction)