Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai Dalpatbhai
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai

Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering, Ahmedabad is a premier engineering institute in Gujarat State set with the objectives of imparting higher education, research and training in various fields of engineering & technology. The institute is affiliated to Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad and administrated by Department of Technical education, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar.

The institute was established in June 1948 with a generous donation of Rs. 25 lacs and 31.2 Hectres of land by the textile magnate Sheth Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai. Hence College is named as Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering. It is situated adjacent to Gujarat University buiding and is located at the nucleus of various national level institutes such as PRL, ATIRA, IIM etc. The campus is having buildings for various departments, offices, hostels, residences for Principal, rector and wardens. The plinth area of college and hostel buildings admeasures 45,220 sq.m. and 12,556 sq.m. respectively.


To contribute for sustainable development of nation through achieving excellence in technical education and research while facilitating transformation of students into responsible citizens and competent professionals.


To impart affordable and quality education in order to meet the needs of industries and achieve excellence in teaching-learning process.

To create a conducive research ambience that drives innovation and nurtures research-oriented scholars and outstanding professionals.

To collaborate with other academic & research institutes as well as industries in order to strengthen education and multidisciplinary research.

To promote equitable and harmonious growth of students, academicians, staff, society and industries, thereby becoming a center of excellence in technical education.

To practice and encourage high standards of professional ethics, transparency and accountability.


Chemical Engineering Department in 1974
Chemical Engineering Department in 1974

L.D. College of Engineering was established on 20th June, 1948 as one of the first few engineering colleges in India. The institution owes its foundation to the bold and inspired vision of Kasturbhai Lalbhai, who named the college after his father, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai.

Initially affiliated to Bombay University, L.D. College of Engineering came under the Gujarat University after its establishment in 1949.

The land for the campus was donated by the Lalbhai family, who played a major role in decisions pertaining to this institute in its initial years. LD started its journey by offering three undergraduate courses in Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering with an intake of 35 students in each field.

LDCE Canteen in early days
LDCE Canteen in early days

Since then it has come a long way. 68 Years later, today it has both undergraduate and post graduate courses in 14 departments. Today, the total strength of the college stands at 5000. LD’s alumnus has spread all over the globe and has created an image of highly professional and skilful engineers. Throughout this wonderful journey, teachers and principals have shaped lives of thousands of engineers.

The legacy inherited is rich and full of colors. LD has and will keep on serving this nation and its countrymen through the light of knowledge.


New Born Baby of LDCE - Annexe Building
New Born Baby of LDCE - Annexe Building