– What Happens if a University Burns Down? –
Hypothetical questions are always interesting to consider, especially those based on catastrophe. One of them is “What Happens if a University Burns Down”?
“What happens if a university burns down?” has been around for a while, with many people coming up with theories on how to deal with it.
A university is a large institution with numerous departments that keep vital records on both employees and students. Aside from that, a university is likely to have expensive equipment and tools.
Some parts of the university, in fact, have the potential to burn down. It wouldn’t be so bad unless expensive facilities were destroyed.
The big question is, what happens if student records are destroyed? Will the university require all students to retake their courses or will they be able to graduate with their bachelor’s degrees right away?
Things that Happen if a University Burns Down
If a university burns down, here are the estimated loss:
Downfall of the Institution
The Institution once known to all and highly appreciated would lose its charm and just be termed the institution that got burnt down.
It can never be the same and as swift and good functioning as it used to be even after it got rebuild, because it takes a lot of time to return to normalcy after a great fall.
Many would doubt its credibility and would not readily join the institution as they will be tempted to join other institutions that are running fine and good.
Thus the overall credibility and approachability towards it would reduce to a great extent and would take quite a lot of time to return back to normalcy.
Records Will Be Destroyed
An already established university had several records to maintain like number of student enroll record on a yearly basis, financial record, class wise/subject wise/department wise record and many other such records.
A student’s official academic record is maintained indefinitely in the office of the University Registrar.
All the financial structure such as tuition fees, admission fees, exam fees, library fees and all finance-
Thus a university getting burnt down would lead to loss of all such documents and records, which will take years and years to recoup from the huge loss.
To build a University means to pour down a lot of money.
As a university will consists of not just one but several buildings to accumulate all its needs, and as the cost of construction is high we can clearly say the budget to build a university will go skyrocket.
Bearing in mind the main source of income is from the fees collected from the students and in case if the university got burnt down and students are not able to go to university anymore there is loss not just in the structural building but the source of income being ceased as well.
And as the institution will not be functioning there will be no income as such but more money to spend on their side to rebuild it, which will lead them to be financially unstable for a long time.
Possible Loss of Lives
An established University had many people to accumulate at one go, meaning many people are inside the campus altogether at the same time namely the students, teaching and non-teaching staff, peon , sweeper, security and such.
In case of unwanted situations like fire mishap there is likely to lead to a loss of life. Not necessarily but we are talking about the possibilities here.
There are several rooms in a huge building and some rooms like audio-visual room, lab room has less window and are quite, away from disturbance which means once you are inside that room you don’t know what’s happening on the outside world.
So in case of fire mishap if there is no proper alarm being set there is possibilities of loss of live as people can be stranded on the said room or several other complications as well.
Loss of Building Infrastructure
A fire mishap would result in the university building being burned down, and because fire has no sympathy for the building, we can never say it will burn down.
If the fire department was alerted immediately and took less time to control the fire, many properties and important documents could be saved.
However, if the situation is reversed, there could be a significant loss of infrastructure that took a long time to build.
The quality of the university’s fire protection system, as well as the speed with which the fire department responded, would play a significant role in this case.