Delhi High Court asks DMRC for disclaimer at metro station that FIIT-JEE is not connected to IIT

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New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to put up disclaimer at the metro station outside IIT Delhi declaring that the coaching centre FIIT-JEE is not connected to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in any manner. 

The court was hearing a plea by the IIT seeking directions to the DMRC not to use its name in conjunction with that of FIIT-JEE for the metro station opposite the IIT, which is named FIIT-JEE IIT Delhi metro station.

IIT, in its plea claimed it was tarnishing the image of the institute and said that due to the coupling of its name with FIIT-JEE at the metro station near the engineering institute, it had been receiving queries and complaints from aspiring candidates, parents and even the alumni, asking if FIIT-JEE was the official coaching partner for those aspiring to get admission there.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru, while disposing of the plea, directed that the disclaimer should clearly indicate that FIIT-JEE, is in no manner connected with the IIT, with font and size identical to the font and size in which FIIT-JEE is written at the metro station or any other place where the metro uses the name.

Maintaining that he had no objection to the suggestion, the DMRC counsel said a disclaimer has already been put on the hoarding, adding their font and size would also be made identical to avoid any confusion.

(With inputs from PTI)

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