Section 9 in The Footwear Design and Development Institute Act, 2017
Title: Institute be open to all races, creeds and classes
(1) The Institute shall be open to persons of all sex and of whatever race, creed, caste or class, and no test or condition shall be imposed as to religious belief or profession in admitting or appointing members, students, teachers or workers or in any other connection whatsoever.
(2) No bequest, donation or transfer of any property shall be accepted by the Institute, which in the opinion of the Governing Council involves conditions or obligations opposed to the spirit and object of this section.
Title: Teaching at Institute
All teaching at the campuses of the Institute shall be conducted by or in the name of the Institute in accordance with the Statutes and the Ordinances made in this behalf.
The President of India shall be the Visitor of the Institute.
Title: Authorities of Institute
The following shall be the authorities of the Institute, namely:—
(a) a Governing council;
(b) a Senate; and
(c) such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be the authorities of the Institute.
Title: The Senate
The Senate of the Institute shall consist of the following persons, namely:—
(a) the Managing Director, ex officio who shall be the Chairperson of the Senate;
(b) the Secretary, ex officio;
(c) the Executive Directors of all Institute campus, ex officio;
(d) all Senior Professors of the Institute;
(e) three persons, not being employees of the Institute, to be nominated by the Chairperson in consultation with the Managing Director, from amongst educationists of repute, from the fields of footwear, science, engineering and humanities and one of them shall be woman;
(f) one alumnus of the Institute to be nominated by the Chairperson in consultation with the Managing Director by rotation; and
(g) such other members of the staff as may be laid down in the Statutes.