Lalbhai Dalpatram College of Engineering

Lalbhai Dalpatram College of Engineering

Infobox University
name = L.D. College of Engineering (Falls under Gujarat Technological University)

established = 1948
type = Urban State run Engineering College
city = Ahmedabad
state = Gujarat
country = India
placement =

Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering(The title of the page wrongly displays "dalpatram"), located in Ahmedabad, is an engineering college in India [] . It was established by Kasturbhai Lalbhai, and is named after his father. It is adminsitered by Department of Technical Education Government of Gujarat. The campus is having building for various departments, offices, hostels, library with 38,000 m² Plinth area. Widely known as LDCE or just LD, this college is also the center from where centralized merit based state wide admission/placement for Engineering and pharmacy students takes place.

Nearby institutions

A part of Gujarat Technological University, the College is surrounded by The Physical Research Laboratory (Department of Space, Government of India), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA),Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Center (CSC), Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) and Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA). Other nearby organizations are Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT), Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Nirma University of Science and Technology, National Institute of Design (NID), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mudra Institute of Communications, The Indian Institute of Planning & Management and the Saptak School of Music.

The institute is All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved and four branches, electrical, mechanical, civil and electrical have been accredited by NBA, New DelhiClarifyme. This college serves as the co-ordination centre for the centralized engineering and medical admissions in Gujarat.


The Institute started in 1948 with 75 students in conventional branches like Civil, Mechanical and Electrical for undergraduate programmes and was initially affiliated to Bombay University. From June 1950 onwards, it has been affiliated to the Gujarat University.

In June 1955, admission seats were increased to 150, which were further increased to 300 in 1957. From June 1963, Degree and Diploma granting institutions were separated administratively. A post-graduate programme in Electrical Engineering was introduced in 1954. A post-graduate course in Mechanical Engineering was started from June 1963 in the area of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. A Post Graduate course in Civil Engineering was introduced in June 1970 in Soil Engineering, Structural Engineering and in Public Health Engineering in June 1972. Since then, the institute has undergone continuous growth in magnitude, diversity and accomplishments.

To meet with the demands of the industries, Masters Programmes in Computer Aided Structural Analysis and Design and Water Resources Management were introduced in 1986. At present, the institute runs 11 Undergraduate Programmes (U.G.), 6 Postgraduate Programmes (P.G.) and 4 Part-time Post Diploma Degree Programmes.

The institute has 6 hostel blocks to provide accommodation to 750 students. There are 4 mess in the hostel campus which are managed by students themselves.


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 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 was named as Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering. It is situated adjacent to Gujarat University building and is located at the nucleus of various national level institutes such as PRL, ATIRA, ISRO, IIM etc. The campus is having building for various departments, offices, hostels, residences of Principal, rector and wardens. The plinth area of college and hostel buildings admeasures 45,220 sq.m. and 12,556 sq.m. respectively. The coordinates are coord|23|02|06.12|N|72|32|46.99|E|type:edu

Programmes offered

At present the institute runs 14 Undergraduate Programmes (U.G.), 12 Postgraduate Programmes (P.G.) and 4 Part-time Post Diploma Degree Programmes. The details of the programmes are as follows :

Degree Programmes (Full Time):

* Automobile Engineering
* Bio Medical Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Computer Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Electronics & Communication Engineering
* Environmental Engineering
* Information Technology
* Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
* Mechanical Engineering
* Plastic Technology
* Rubber Technology
* Textile Technology

Post Graduate Programmes (Full Time):

* Applied Instrumentation
* Automation & Control Power System
* Chemical Engineering
* Communication Systems
* Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing
* Computer Aided Structure Analysis & Design
* Cryogenic Engineering
* Environmental Management
* Internal Combustion Engines & Automobile
* Master of Computer Application
* Transportation Engineering
* Water Resources & Management

Post Diploma Degree Programmes (PDDC - Part Time):

* Civil Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Electronics & Communication Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering



Each department has modern, fully equipped laboratories for U.G. and P.G. programmes. Most of the laboratories are recognised for testing and standardization by various organizations. Through central assistance, various laboratories of the institute are continuously modernized. New laboratories of the institute are constantly being established in emerging areas. In addition to the students, the laboratories also cater to industrial testing in diverse fields. The campus offers free internet facility to its students & faculty with majority of the labs equipped with highly configured computers.


Institute workshop is fully equipped to cater to acquainting the students with basic operation of manufacturing and production. It is also equipped with a CNC Machine, an electro-discharge machine and latest metallurgical instruments.


Institute library has about 73,000 technical books and about 173 periodicals. The library has latest collection of reference books, handbooks, encyclopedias and Indian standards. The library has book bank facility for students. Moreover, each department is having library for ready reference. Extra reading facility from early morning to evening is arranged during preparation time for examination. Library has its own xerox machine and provides photocopy services to the students and staff members at nominal rates. Recently free access facility even for student is made available in stipulated period.

Computing facility

The computing facility is quite adequate and is expanding. Each department has its own computer centre with latest developed system. They have sun work station with Solaris, Dec Alpha with nos of PC networked. Pentium based multimedia system and large number of Pentium and other personal computers are in use. in addition to this 256 kbit/s leased line for internet networking is installed and all computer centres of all departments are connected with internet facility.

Training and placement cell

The institute maintains the training and placement cell to help students prepare for the job search. Special assistance is given to students in developing interviewing skills. Major industries conduct campus interviews for final year students. Thus the selected students are getting their job offers through the cell. Faculty members also maintain valuable networks with both alumni and potential employers. Entrepreneurship awareness camps are organized at the institute to prepare the students for stating the own industry. Special lectures are arranged for students to have first hand information for the further studies in India & abroad. Many national companies regularly comes for the selection of our students. Some of them are Larson and Tourbo limited, Tata Chemicals, Reliance, TCS, TVS - Suzuki limited, Maruti etc.


The institute has hostel facilities to provide accommodation to 787 students. There are four messes in the hostel campus, which are managed by students themselves. Many newspapers and magazines are subscribed for the hostel library. Entertainment facilities like TV room, badminton room, gymnasium are also available in hostel. Outdoor and indoor games are also provided for the hostilities. University health centre has extended its services to the students of our hostel. The hostel is administered by the rector and four wardens. new E.PABX system is installed with 80 telephones for better communications.mathis is totally wrong info, i m student of clg, n hostelite also,


Dining facility is available in the campus for the students and staff at reasonable rates through a canteen located at the center of the campus. A wide culinary range is also catered to students staying in hostels on campus with dining halls in hostel buildings.

N.C.C. activity

National Cadet Corps (NCC) (Since 1948) is a major youth organization in the country. It is a vital link between Defence & Education. Main objective of NCC is to make responsible citizens imbibing the valuesof discipline, ideals, services, dignity of labour & hardwork, spirit of adventure & national integration.

01 GUJARAT COMPOSITE TECHNICAL COMPANY NCC is an NCC unit situated in campus of our institute. Technical training for engineering students are given in engineers, EME and singal platoon. NCC training is given to the NCC cadets for the three years. After successful completion of three years training & 2nd & 3rd year examination cadets will be awarded valuable "C" certificate.

If cadets having "C" certificate with good grading then they have good opportunity to travel abroad, easy terms to enter the Armed Forces & Para military Forces.

Post office and bank

The post office is situated in university campus and nationalised bank is situated near by university library. Rector and in charge of student section are authorised to work as introducing persons for students interested in opening bank account.


Vidhyarthi Sansad Prepares action plan and participate in gymkhana activities such as sports, indoor games, cultural activities, debating, social services, social gathering etc. In spite of busy semester schedule, students participate activity in these activities and bring laurels to the institute. Voluntary blood donation camp is a regular feature in the institute. In this year, indoor sports activity is introduced in room no(020) which includes a 4-station multi-gym, table tenis tables and other sports equopments.

tudent stores

To meet with requirements of necessary stationeries, calculators, boiler suits, tools and instruments at reasonable rates, co-operative students stores is run in the campus. Moreover, there is a photocopying facility also.

Industrial liaison

The institute is in constant liaison with major industries through expert lectures, testing consultancy projects, investigations, students training counting education programs, seminars etc.

Placement Cell

Now L.D.College of Engineering has launched the official website of placement cell to enhance the the campus recruitment process by providing the easy to use and versatile services.

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External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Official Placement Cell Website]

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