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

10 July 2018, 09:23 PM
HC asks DMRC for disclaimer at metro station that FIIT-JEE is not connected to IIT
HC asks DMRC for disclaimer at metro station that FIIT-JEE is not connected to IIT

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)

First Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 09:16 PM
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