A school drop-out, Sreenath takes advantage of the free WiFi Internet service at the station. "I have appeared thrice for the exam and this is the first time I used the WiFi at the station. What I do is put on my earphones and listen to the study material as I carry the luggage or solve questionnaires in my mind. This way I can study while I work. I revise all my work at night when I get free time," said Sreenath.
Passengers get free WiFi under a government scheme launched in 2016.
Since May, at least 685 railway stations have been equipped with WiFi.
Sreenath is from Munnar, a picturesque town nestled in the Western Ghats. Ernakulam is the nearest major railway station from Munnar.
If he qualifies after the interview, he is likely to be a village field assistant under the land revenue department. "I will keep studying. While I work as a coolie because I have the pressure of running my house, I will keep studying and appearing for exams. If I appear for enough exams, I am bound to get a good job," Sreenath said.
He has also applied for exams advertised recently by the railways for 62,000 posts. "What is my ideal job? A person of some authority to change things in my village maybe," he said.
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