Massive damage to student records in last week’s fire at AS College

Massive damage to student records in last week’s fire at AS College
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Certificates submitted for verification also gutted

ARIF RASHID
SRINAGAR: A fire at Amar Singh College in Srinagar has resulted in massive damage to records, including degree certificates submitted by the students.
The fire broke out during the intervening night of March 28 and 29.
The extent of the damage can be gauged by a notice issued by the Principal of the college, which asked students to contact the college administration.
“The administration office of Amar Singh College Srinagar was gutted in the intervening night of 28th and 29th March 2019. The whole record of the institution viz Establishment, Admission, Accounts, HRD, Local Fund, UGC, National service Scheme, personal record of the employees, IQAC including Degree certificates of the students got damaged in the fire incident,” the notice issued by Principal Prof Shaheen Altaf said.
“In the view of the restoration process of the records, it is notified for the information of all those candidates who have deposited their degree certificates for verification (HRD) are hereby informed to contact the office of the undersigned within seven days positively for further necessary action,” the notice said issued by the principal of college Prof. Shaheen Altaf
A third semester student at college said that many of the students had submitted admission forms for the semester in March, which have also been gutted.
“Now most of the students are again submitting admission form in the college with copy of fee slip,” he said.
An official from the college said that only service books of college employees have been saved, “but other records of the students including degree certificates, marks cards are completely destroyed in the fire incident “.
“The record is also stored in the hard drives, hopefully the records of the students would be retrieved with in few weeks,” he said.
He said that records of students enrolled in the college through the Cluster University were safe, however records of those enrolled through Kashmir University have been destroyed.
Vice-Chancellor of Cluster University Srinagar, Sheikh Javid Ahmad said the college will fully support the students, “if they need help from our side”.