Training of feed-forward neural network using stochastic optimizationtechniques recently gained a lot of importance invarious pattern recognition and data miningapplications because of its capability of escaping local minima trap. However such techniques may suffer fromslow and poor convergence. This fact inspires us to work onmeta-heuristic optimization technique for training the neural network. In this respect, to train the neural network, we focus on implementing thegravitational search algorithm(GSA) which is based on the Newton's law of motion principle and the interaction of masses. GSA has good ability to search for the global optimum, but it may suffer from slow searching speed in the lastiterations. Our work is directed towards the smart convergence by modifying the original GSA and also guiding the algorithm to make it immune to local minima trap. Results on various benchmark datasets prove the robustness of the modified algorithm.