Late payment of examination fee becomes costlier from this semester onwards for students in Bharathidasan University and its affiliated colleges as they will have to pay 18% GST on a penalty of Rs 300. However, the examination fee, like tuition fee, continues to be exempted from GST in all the educational institutions. The university released the semester timetable on Thursday.
It asked colleges to collect GST from students who pay penalty. The last date to pay the semester examination fee without penalty is September 16 for undergraduate students. Postgraduate students can pay the fee without penalty on or before September 25. Vice-chancellor P Manisankar said the university was following the directives of the GST council which is applicable to all institutions.