Vikrant Singh, entrepreneur, to write his Intermediate
Mr. Vikrant meets us
It was a dull cloudy morning when Mr. Vikrant Singh met us in the office. He was here for advice on how to go about applying for and writing the Telangana Open School Society (TOSS) Intermediate exam. He had already visited the TOSS official website and was flabbergasted at the lack of clear information on the website. ‘Government websites have a way of confusing us’, he said. We smiled and said, ‘Well, Mr. Vikrant you have come to the right place’.
Subject streams for Telangana Open School Intermediate
‘So, which stream do you plan to pursue?’, we asked. ‘I plan to pursue the commerce stream sir, since I am an entrepreneur myself and own a printing company’, he said with a wide grin. ‘I plan to do my MBA and this seems to be the first step towards completing it’. His command over English seemed good and his manner neat. We spoke about the individual subjects involved in the commerce stream, economics, business studies and accounting. He seemed to have a keen interest in languages.
In the end he chose; economics, business studies, accounting, Hindi and English as his 5 subjects for the TOSS Intermediate exam. ‘The subject combination table on the official Telangana Open School Society’s website is very confusing. Thank you for clearing my doubts on this issue’, he said. Thanking him for approaching us, we gave him the link to our own website for detailed, clear information about the TOSS SSC and Intermediate courses. We also told him that we had organised the downloads of the Telangana Open School Society’s free textbooks for the courses. And we gave him the download link.
Tutor Marked Assignments and Study Centres for TOSS courses
‘What else do I need to know?’, he asked. We replied that for the application process he needed to be above 17 years of age, have his Aadhar card and his 10th (SSC) certificate. We also informed him about the study centres and Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). He was enthusiastic about the whole thing. ‘Yes, tutor marked assignments are a beautiful way of getting the student acquainted with the subjects!’, he exclaimed.
‘Thank you for everything, I will apply as soon as possible’, he said. We replied, ‘The examinations are held in April/May every year, so be sure to apply at the correct time’. He nodded and shook our hand and departed.
We wish Mr. Vikrant all the best in his endeavors.