In ancient India, Gurukuls were the centres for learning. The teachers at Gurukuls were the great masters called Rishis. Students lived with the masters. They learned the principles, not by memorizing, but by applying them in real life.
The focus of educational system was on development of practical wisdom rather than on accumulation of information. The curriculum integrated moral values. It was this unique way of teaching that made the students achieve success in both the material and spiritual spheres of life.
Inspired by this ancient system of education, in May 1948, the visionary H. H. Shastriji Maharaj Shree Dharmjivandasji Swami laid the foundation of the first Gurukul in Rajkot.
Gradually, his great vision manifested into reality in form of other branches at Junagadh, Ahmedabad, Surat and Hyderabad. These institutions have became educational centre of repute in India.