GST on Education

School/ Colleges 

Services provided by educational institutions have been kept outside from the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Here educational institutions mean any of the institutions providing services by way of:-

  • Pre-school education and education up to higher secondary school or equivalent or
  • Education as a part of a curriculum for obtaining a qualification recognized by any law for the time being in force; or
  • Education as a part of an approved vocational education course


Conduct of degree courses by colleges, universities or institutions, which lead grant of qualifications recognized by law, would be covered. Training given by private coaching institutes would not be covered, as such, training does not lead to grant of a recognized qualification

Following Education Related Services are Exempt Under GST:

  • Curriculum related or course materials,
  • Assessment and examination fees,
  • Student administrative services such as registration, printing of academic transcripts, issuing or replacement of student cards, late fee payments, administration of the library etc
  • Excursion and field trips related to the course of study or part of curriculum requirement, except for food and accommodation supplied on those trips
  • Services provided by educational institutions to students, faculty, and staff
    • Transportation of students, faculty, and staff;
    • Catering, including any mid-day meals scheme sponsored by the Government;
    • Security or cleaning or house-keeping services performed in such educational institution;
    • Services relating to admission to, or conduct of examination by, such institution; up to higher secondary
    • Entrance exam fee is exempted from the GST
  • Annual Hostel Fee. Lodging/Boarding charges

Following are NOT exempt from GST:

  • Supplies provided by third parties like the musical instrument, computers, sports equipment,
  • After school activities offered directly by third parties,
  • Food and accommodation supplied for the excursion as described above,
  • Uniform, stationery, and other non-academic related supplies

GST on Private Coaching

They need to mention their complete address, Registered name of their organization, Basic amount, 9% CGST and 9%SGST, date of receipt / invoice , Total amount, Name of student, Course that he is taking and Center where he will be given training.

ITC by coaching centres

  1. School bags, Stationery items, Study materials, Books purchases
  2. Various IT services, Marketing Services, Consultancy can avail them ITC.

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