Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation Post Graduate Diploma in GST 2019 admissions

How to apply for Post Graduate Diploma in Goods and Service Taxation(GST) 2019 at Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation? Check out this article to know the details of this course, such as its duration, fees, eligibility qualifications, etc and the application procedure with the schedule of important dates.

Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), formerly known as Centre for Taxation studies (CTS) was formed in the year 1992. It was in the year 2009 that CST was renamed as Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation(GIFT) after eminent economist Professor I.S. Gulati. GIFT launched a Post Graduate Diploma in Goods and Services Taxation (PGD-GST) in 2018. English is the medium of instruction for this course and its examinations. A minimum attendance of 80 percent is mandatory to complete this program. Only those students who complete 120 hours of the training program will be provided the certificate. Let's check the other details of the course.


PGD-GST Course is of one year and there will be a training program of 120 hours which covers both theoretical as well as practical aspects of GST. This 120-hours training program will be conducted during the academic year in two streams, i.e. Weekdays and Weekends so that students, employed persons as well as those who pursue other courses can join this program.
  • Stream I - Weekdays Training Program(WDTP): This weekdays training program will be conducted only at GIFT Campus, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. During the duration of this course, there will be a minimum of 40 days training program that will be conducted during weekdays
  • Stream II - Weekend Training Program(WKTP): For this weekend training program, Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam will be the centers. Here a minimum of 20 days (6 hours/day) training program will be conducted during weekends

Age limit

There is no age limit for joining the Post Graduate Diploma in Goods and Service Taxation(GST) 2019 conducted by Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation.

Are final year students allowed to join this course?

Yes, students pursuing final year degree or expecting their results for degree examination are allowed to join PGD-GST provided they will be permitted to write the examination only after they submit their degree certificate.

What is the minimum qualification for joining the course?

Where to get the application form

The online application forms for PGD-GST are available in the link given in GIFT website,

Syllabus and fees

If you want to know the fees and syllabus for PGD-GST, please visit the website,

How to submit the application form and remit fees?

It should be done via online mode only.

How to pay the fees

The fees for PGD-GST should be paid through NEFT, RTGS, Debit/ Credit Cards or NET Banking only. No fees will be collected via cash, cheque or by demand draft.


Every year the PGD-GST examination will be conducted during the months of April/May. The examination centers will be Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam.

Eligibility to appear for PGD-GST examination

Students who pursue the PGD-GST course are eligible to appear for the examination once they have obtained the Training Certificate. This Training Certificate will be given to the students if they complete their training programs by fulfilling minimum attendance requirements. Remember that only those who have obtained Training Certificates will be eligible to apply & appear for the examination.

Application forms and fees

The application for examination must be made in the prescribed form along with the examination fee. The fully completed application form should be submitted online. The examination fee is Rs. 885 (Rs.750 plus 18% GST) irrespective of the number of papers the candidate wishes to appear for.

How to get information regarding application form and fees for PGD-GST exams

All those details will be informed to the students through GIFT website and by SMS and email.

Qualifying marks and results

A candidate will be declared to pass the PGD-GST examination only if she/he obtains 50% marks in each paper. The examination results will be published in GIFT website, Kerala Tax Reporter [KTR] and major newspapers.

Is there any revaluation allowed?

Yes, revaluation of the examination papers is allowed. The application for revaluation of answer sheets along with the required fees of Rs.118 (Rs.100 plus 18% GST) per paper should be submitted online. In case you need more information regarding online application forms for revaluation and payment procedures, please visit the GIFT website.

Contact information

The Co-ordinator [PGD-GST]
Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation [GIFT]
GIFT Campus,
Sreekariyam P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram -695 017,
Phone: 91 471 2593960, 2596970, 2596980, 2590880

Important date

  • Last date for online registration is 30 July 2019

Note: The information regarding admission, dates, centers of training programs as well as examinations will be communicated to students through their email ID, mobile number and also by GIFT websites.

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