After the JEE results were declared, 5 different coaching institutes featured West Bengal topper, Sreemanti Dey, on their promotional posters sparking a debate on false advertising online. It seems that the same thing has happened again after the NEET 2020 results were announced yesterday.
The photos of topper Soyeb Aftab have been used by 6 coaching centres and Twitter user Maheshwer Peri has collated all of them. Check them out.
One Student. One topper. Six Coaching Institutions. pic.twitter.com/wNTIRwqYzk
— Maheshwer Peri (@maheshperi) October 17, 2020
Some people online pointed out that the student might have been associated with more than one centre for study materials, mock tests etc.
If sportsmen and movie stars can endorse multiple brands which they don't use from health drinks to clothes to underwear to cars to anti itch cream .. why not a Topper student? #endorsement #coaching #NEETResult2020 https://t.co/krC1YoHKmV
— Dr Deepak Krishnamurthy (@DrDeepakKrishn1) October 17, 2020
The institutions claim students as their own even if they sign up for a test series without ever attending classes😐
— Nivya/Niveditha (@NivePrasad) October 17, 2020
Maybe, He must have been part of these institute in different ways. Test series, sample papers, classroom course etc etc.
— Mêghå बिष्ट (@theLazyMiss) October 17, 2020
Why not?? Students use material from many institutions. Probably you never appeared for any such competitions.
— Lost Somewhere (@BlindSquare) October 17, 2020
Others slammed the centres by calling it ‘scam 2020’ and lamented the dark side of the coaching industry.
Such a scam. After each test we have the same spectacle https://t.co/ZY4hXR9utp
— Pankaj Pachauri (@PankajPachauri) October 17, 2020
— Prabhanjan Sharma (@Prabhanjannnn) October 17, 2020
Tell me a bigger fraud than the Coaching Industry. https://t.co/GpfFLJI27d
— Shash🏌️ (@_Shakti_maan) October 17, 2020
These coaching institutes pay students for featuring their photos in the advertisements. I explicitly remember when I scored a certain rank in an exam, I was approached by a coaching centre I never attended. I was offered 25k. Might be a different scenario here, but it’s true.
— Gazal Preet Kaur (@gzalknows) October 17, 2020
Case should be filed against these institutions for false advertising.
— kavya (@kaaassu) October 17, 2020
What do you think of this type of advertising? Tell us!