Editor’s note: According to recent reports, no such ban has been issued by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath or his government.

In the state of UP, Yogi Adityanath government has banned phones in colleges and universities. 

According to reports, Directorate of Higher Education in Uttar Pradesh has issued a circular regarding this ban. This circular mentions that students and teachers both will no longer be allowed to take or use mobile phones inside universities and colleges.  


This government observed that a lot of students and teachers were spending their valuable time on phones during college hours. Thus, this ban was issued to ensure a ‘better teaching environment for students across all colleges and universities in the state’.  


Yogi Adityanath has already banned the use of mobile phones during his official meetings, including cabinet meetings. This ban was issued after some ministers were seen using WhatsApp during official meetings.