Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai Dalpatbhai
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai

Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering (LDCE), Ahmedabad is a premier government 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, Government of Gujarat.

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(LDCE). It is situated adjacent to Gujarat University campus 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.

Foundation

Chemical Engineering Department in 1974
Chemical Engineering Department in 1974

L.D. College of Engineering (LDCE) 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 (LDCE) 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. LDCE 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

Today it has both undergraduate and post graduate courses in 14 departments. Today, the total strength of the college stands more than 6000. Almuni of LDCE have 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. LDCE has and will keep on serving this nation and its countrymen through the light of knowledge.


Today

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