Students from BLR-8, BLR-9 and Android-1 batches received their course certificates on Friday, 23rd Nov. 2012. The convocation ceremony was conducted at Laqsh premises in Koramangala.

The event kicked off with lighting of the lamp by the chief guest Mr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy. Mr. Ramesh is a Senior Manager (HR) at Integra Micro Software Services and has over 20 years of industry experience. He has previously worked in Nexgen Technologies Ltd., Titan Industries Ltd. And Inchem Xycom Ltd.

Mr. Ramesh addressed the students on how to succeed on the workplace. Supporting his views with his experience, Mr. Ramesh pointed out at the importance of being open-minded and to receive criticism and appreciation alike. As a fresher, students should also be willing to take up jobs that come their way rather than being choosy. “Often one gets opportunities of one’s liking only after getting into an organisation”- he said. He noted that graduates who were more willing to multi-task as per organisation needs were more successful. Mr. Chandan, a BLR-1 batch graduate from Laqsh, is one such student.

He also noted the importance of having good communication skills. “Everybody makes mistakes, so don’t worry about it. Unless you practice, you’re not going to reap the maximum benefit out of yourself. How much of self-work you have done to improve yourself is what matters in an interview.” He also advised the students to be prepared for interviews always. “It should be that you get a call for an interview for the next day and you feel you’re not ready. You should always be prepared”, he said.

Mr. Bhanu, a graduate from BLR-1 batch also spoke on the importance of communication skills. He is currently working in EOS Systems. Mr. Bhanu also emphasised on being open to learning. “Don’t behave as if you know everything. Even the interviewer knows that you’re a fresher, so it’s okay if you don’t know a concept. Most importantly, show them that you are willing to learn what you don’t know”, he said.

Mr. Ramesh interacted with the graduating students after his address. He was asked questions on how one can improve their skills. He answered each of them in his characteristic friendly and humorous tone. This was followed by cultural performances from the graduating students. A musical performance by Mr. Ramesh was a fitting end for the evening.