VAT on tuition fee | The Daily Star
  • Private education for public good

    The National Board of Revenue during the just concluded student movement explained that the tuition fees are inclusive of VAT. The VAT was imposed on private university tuition fees with an aim to expand the scope of revenue collection.


    The possibility for transversal politics

    The students of private universities have shown their maturity and creativity in leading a peaceful demonstration against the proposed 7.5 percent VAT.

  • VAT on private universities rescinded

    We welcome the cabinet's move to withdraw the 7.5 percent VAT that was imposed on the student tuition fees of the private universities.

  • NSU suspends classes, IUB declares Eid vacation

    North South University (NSU) and Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) suspend classes and examinations till September 15 and September 27 respectively amid student protests against VAT on private universities’ tuition fees.

  • Power is Knowledge is Power

    Love him or not, you cannot but be awestruck at the sheer bluntness, call it lack of guile, of Suranjit Sengupta for his candid pronouncement to government employees within 24 hours of their pay hike.

  • Rising tension in the education sector

    Both private and public universities in the country seem to be in a state of flux, with dissatisfied students and teachers waging separate movements to realise their demands.

  • VAT on Education

    Education should be equally accessible

    Education is both a human right in itself and an indispensable means of realising other human rights.

  • VAT from private universities

    Some eminent citizens over a BBC programme have urged the government to lift VAT from private universities. The private universities, according to the relevant Act, are supposed to be run on a non-profit basis.

  • VAT on private universities won’t be reduced: Muhith

    The value added tax imposed on the tuition fees of the country’s private universities will not be reduced, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says.

  • HC questions VAT on private universities

    The High Court questions the legality of a government decision to impose 7.5 percent VAT on the tuition fee of students of private universities.