On July 1, Narendra Modi Government enforced GST across the country with an aim of “One Nation One Tax”. It is important that students also understand GST as till now GST was not included in the curriculum. So, for the same Delhi University is planning to replace Old Taxation subjects with GST in B.Com (Hons.), B.Com, B.A (Prog.) curriculum.
According to council, a section of “One Nation One Tax” will be taught from this academic session, so commerce students understand the newly understand ta reform. “A proposal for the same has been cleared by the varsity’s academic council and we are waiting for an approval from the executive council”, says an official.
According to the proposal, students of B Com (Hons) in the sixth semester will be studying GST and Customs Law as a second paper. Students of B Com will study it in the fifth semester as a second paper with the same title. In the B A Programme, students will be studying GST in two papers (paper 3 and paper 4). It will be compulsory only for those B A Programme students who have Taxation as an optional subject. “All the papers will carry 100 marks and it will be compulsory for students of B Com, B Com (Hons) and B A Programme, who choose Taxation as optional (subject),” said Kanojia, an associate professor in the Delhi School of Economics.
“The proposal will most likely to be cleared by July 14 in the EC meeting” says by Professor Rajesh Jha, an executive council member.