news Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | August 27, 2014 | 06.10 pm IST In this digital age, it’s hard to imagine a second without our mobile phones. Universities and schools around the world are going the digital way, allowing usage of laptops and tablets in campuses. Sadly, the Mangalore University doesn’t agree. The University has planned to strictly implement a ban on mobile phone usage by students in four of its PG campuses, said a Times of India report today. The ban doesn’t just apply to students; faculty will have to limit cellphone usage to the staff rooms, said vice-chancellor K Byrappa according to the TOI report. Calling it a major distraction for students and faculty, the VC said that the directive had not been strictly implemented in the past. Students can use phones on campus, but action will be taken against students flouting rules, said the VC to TOI. The campuses at Konaje in Mangalore, Chikka Aluvara in Kodagu and its constituent colleges, University College and the FMKM Cariappa College in Madikeri are set to enforce the ban.
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