Vivek Prasad, waiter, to write his TOSS intermediate
Meet Mr. Vivek Prasad
It was a sunny afternoon when Vivek Prasad entered our office. He was dressed in a black T-shirt, blue jeans and sported a light beard. He seemed like a man who worked long hours.
‘Good morning sir, I am Vivek Prasad, the one who called yesterday?’, he said.
‘Good morning Vivek, we have been expecting you’, we said.
‘How old are you? Can you tell us about your background and future goals?’, we asked.
‘Of course sir, I am 28 years old. I stopped studying after my 10th (SSC), at the age of 16, due to the death of my father. After which I was forced to join work as a waiter in Cafe Coffee Day in Gachibowli Road, Kondapur to support my mother and two sisters. I want to marry and move on with my life. But the salary they pay at work is barely enough to support my current family. So I have decided to resume my education, finish my MBA and get a better paying job at one of the multinational companies.’ he said.
‘Right, so the first step towards completing your MBA is passing your TOSS Intermediate and then complete your B.Com’, we said.
‘Yes sir, I had the same thought’, he said.
Requirements for the TOSS Intermediate examinations
‘You must clear a minimum of five subjects including one language subject to pass the Telangana Open School Society’s Intermediate course and obtain the certificate’, we said.
We gave Mr. Vivek the link to the scheme of studies for TOSS intermediate on our website. We also spoke to him at length about Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA’s) and Study Centres. To apply for the TOSS Intermediate exam Vivek would need his Aadhar card, SSC (10th) Certificate and optionally a caste certificate. Upon hearing this Mr. Vivek opened his bag and rummaged for a few seconds, smiling, he lifted up his 10th certificate and his Aadhar card.
Applying for the TOSS Intermediate examinations
‘Can you please help me with the application?’ he asked.
‘Sure, we can’, we said.
We navigated to the TOSS website and started filling out the application form for him. We scanned the required documents and uploaded the scanned pictures to the TOSS application form. Helped him choose a Study Centre near his home. And linked him to the study materials available directly on our website. He would have to download the study material (in the form of PDFs) at home.
Eyes gleaming with happiness Vivek said, ‘I can’t thank you enough, you have helped me apply and choose a convenient study centre all in a matter of 15 minutes’. We thanked him for reaching out to us.
We wish Mr. Vivek Prasad the best of luck with his examinations.