"The Gurukul way of teaching fashion is a radical new program. The students will become self-reliant entrepreneurs when they graduate while being better citizens."

Raghavendra Rathore, Lifestyle Designer

Why the need for something new?

For me, the importance of education was brought in to my life by a couple of incidents, when I was just beginning college. The one that stands out was a serendipitous meeting with a gentleman, Mr. Robert Valtz, who helped me sustain a world class education in New York. His support, with a condition that I would also help others garner quality education in the future, has led me to conceive the idea of establishing a design college.

Inspiration also came from my father, Maharaj Shri Swaroop Singh, whose influence trickled down from his philosophy of staying true to the land by utilizing local resources over other materials, hence giving back to the very society that supports you and instilling in me the need to improve and improvise systems for the better, laid the first building blocks of giving back the gift of education through design.

In a world where change is the only constant, I strongly believe that the designers of tomorrow need the opportunity to absorb an all-inclusive education. While other design schools propel the idea of focusing on one discipline, the GSD curriculum is truly multidimensional, combining Fashion Design with management and the business of fashion, while staying close to the self through a series of courses on well-being and self-management, all under one program.