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Principal R.K. Gajjar
Dr. R.K. Gajjar

Dear Students,

It is a matter of immense pride and pleasure that we are a part of the LDCE family as it approaches its 75th anniversary.

The living legacy of L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad dates to June 1948. In the journey of almost 75 years, LDCE has scaled noteworthy national and international heights in all its curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The faculty has continuously evolved and adopted state of the art technologies and teaching-learning methodologies. The academics are backed by well-equipped R&D infrastructure. Five programs namely BE(Civil), BE(Mechanical), BE(Electrical), BE(IC) and BE(Chemical) are NBA accredited and the remaining programs are in the pipeline. Institute has 153 faculties with PhD or pursuing PhD

The college has excellent enrolment of nearly 6000 students with diversified culture from across the country studying together in 16 various disciplines

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

To promote R & D, the college has created central facilities of Design Lab, DST IT Incubator, Centre of Excellence Welding, Centre of Excellence Siemens, ISRO NAVIC Satellite Communication Receiver, Supercomputer Lab and Student Start-up and Innovation Policy (SSIP) Cell for students and teachers. All departments are working on projects funded by Govt. of Gujarat and Govt. of India. Recent Start-ups such as Exposit, Reolo, Trauma Patch received National/ International Award. Approximately 145 Projects are under SSIP Cell.

Through its unparalleled endeavour, despite the pandemic, LDCE today holds 8 granted patents. LDCE is ranked 3rd across the nation in ARIIA 2021 (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements) by Ministry of Education, GoI. Students and faculty members have published more than 180 research papers in Scopus indexed journals. The faculty members are involved in research projects worth more than ₹60 lakhs and consultancy projects worth more than ₹80 lakhs.

Today, LDCE has become a hub of academic excellence in the state and region. In 2021, it has been conferred a 5-star rating at the Gujarat Ranking Framework (GSIRF) in the state. LDCE has been ranked as the number 1 institute in Gujarat.

LDCE has been ranked 12th in India for placement of the students in 2021 by Times Higher Education. The departments have achieved highest number of students’ placements across the state with very high pay packages, where-in nearly 270 national and multinational companies have visited the campus among which some prominent recruiters are L&T, Accenture, TATA Group, Hitachi, Ford, SIEMENS and IBM.

In the ISTE Gujarat State Awards 2020, which were declared on 22 February, 2022, LDCE has received the awards for:

  1. ISTE GUJ - VBT State Award for Best Woman Teaching Faculty in Degree Engineering College awarded to Prof. R. N. Shukla.
  2. ISTE GUJ - UKA Tarsadia Best Engineering College awarded to LDCE

Also in 2020, LDCE was shortlisted for the Clean and Smart Campus Award by AICTE from Gujarat for the Central Region.

Not only this LDites are also exploring new avenues in the field of Sports and Cultural.

In the year 2021, total 123 LD students participated in 15 different games under GTU's Annual Sportsfest SPIRIT_2021, out of which 35 students have been selected to represent Team GTU in AIU Games

Recently, on 3rd March 2022, a One Act Play written, directed and acted exclusively by LD Students entitled "@Accidental Influencer" won the Best One Act Play award in 33rd edition of prestigious Open Gujarat Inter-College One Act Play Competition organized by INT and sponsored by Gujarat Samachar Trust. It is for the first time in the history of this competition that any engineering college has won this title beating other eminent Arts / Commerce / Science Colleges who have been participating in such competitions since years

L. D. College of Engineering is continuously marching forward for its Centennial Plan through its alumni spread across the globe, pitching in to contribute.

LDCE is establishing five advanced high end, new generation laboratories of AI & ML, Robotics, IOT, AR-VR, Blockchain in 2022

You are a part of this legacy now. Tread with vigour and humility, on the path to achieve your aspirations. Take along with you, your peers and the institute to greater heights - small steps but a grand vision and a steely determination is the need of the hour. I am certain that when we look back in posterity we will have the satisfaction of having done our institute and motherland proud.

With Best Wishes

Dr. R.K. Gajjar

Principal

LDCE@75
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