However, this proposal came in an hour when mobile phones have become imperishable part of one's everyday life and most of youth remains sticked to social media.
Dr Maqdoom Farooqui, Principal of Dr Rafiq Zakaria Women's College, while speaking to an eminent news agency said, "We were searching for measures to enhance the process of learning and we found that students could concentrate better when they are not allowed to carry their cellphones to classrooms."
In the college, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses more than 3,000 students are studying. The ban was imposed 15 days before and it resulted in better focus on education by the students not only in classrooms, but also improved their interaction with their peers, said Dr Farooqui.
Principal further added, students are not allowed to bring cell phones inside the campus but provision of two handsets is provided in the reading room if any emergency arises.
"Initially, the decision was taken as a punishment for overuse of cellphones, but now students and staff are cooperating in the efoort to enhance the learning and teaching process," claimed the principal.
Students, who come from far-off places are supposed to deposit their cell phones once they enter the premises and way back home they can collect them, added Dr Farooqui.
Prof Dr TA Paithankar, Head of the Political Science department said, "Initially, we also found the decision to be restrictive, but now students are concentrating on their studies and I am sure that thsi will reflect in their exam results."
When asked about the situation anonymously, a student said, " We are getting to know the world around us, as now we have plenty of time to read newspapers and magazines in the library."