The Lallubhai Motilal College of Pharmacy (LMCP or LM), located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The institute was the first full-fledged pharmacy college established in India, was founded in the year 1947 by the most trusted and philanthropic educational trust Ahmedabad Education Society, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. It is a Grant-in-Aid college, which is affiliated with Gujarat Technological University (GTU) (Since 2008). The campus has 5 Departments, Atal Incubation Centre, Animal house, Medicinal plant garden, Playground and library. The total campus area of the institute is 15 acres. The total built-up area of the college is 8600 sq. met. The area of Medicinal plant garden is 6078 sq. met. The UG and the PG students are placed in leading pharmaceutical companies, FDA and academic institutions. The college has a strong Alumni association. The Institute is known for imparting a unique blend of intellectual skills and analytical abilities to Pharmacy students & scholars through an assortment of well qualified & experienced faculty members.
The institute was started in June 1947 for the B.Pharm courses on a humble donation of Rs. 3.0 lacs by the family of late Seth Shri Lallubhai Motilal after whom the college is named. The institute was affiliated to Bombay University in 1947. From 1950 until the formation of Gujarat Technological University it was affiliated to Gujarat University.
Students who passed Inter Science with Biology were admissible for the course. After working for two years in one of the wings of the M. G. Sciences Institute, the institute was shifted in 1949 to its present premises, whose construction was by then completed. The institute in an H-shaped building. About Rs. 17 lacs has been spent on the college, Rs. 9 lacs for the construction of the building and fittings of the college, Rs. 5 lacs on equipment and Rs. 3 lacs for the construction of its Hostel.
The institute started the courses for M.Pharm in 1954 in Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology (Pharmaceutics), Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology. D.Pharm, Ph.d. and Pharm.D. courses were started at the institute in 1955, 1957 and 2017 respectively.
- To foster an innovative and learning centred education and research environment
- To lead in innovative research in pharmaceutical, biomedical; and clinical sciences and practices
- To inspire and motivate future pharmacists
- To promote entrepreneurship
- To nurture outstanding talent
- To promote human values
To excel in pharmacy education, engage in cutting edge research to advance healthcare and drug discovery