Dear Rashmi,
Thank you for the appreciation of the work we are doing. We try our best to help out as many people as we can. We get thousands of queries per day and its very difficult for em to respond to each and every one of them. I do feel that even if I can help one person a day, it makes a difference and maybe that person in turn can help someone else.

Coming to your problem, I was happy to know that instead of just burying yourself in books, you took initiative to get involved in extra curricular activities as well and enjoyed yourself. This does not necessarily mean that you have lost interest in studies. It just means that you enjoyed participating in them more. Maybe you are a peoples’ person? Maybe you’re made for an activity like that and not just an academic job? What do you think?

Don’t get disheartened if you haven’t gotten placed yet. I know its hard when everyone you know seems to be moving ahead and despite you being fully deserving you seem to be stuck. But may be this is a chance for you to explore yourself. Just think, while all your batch mates would just move on to another routine life after one routine life, you may get an opportunity to try something different. I’m not the right person to advise you on your career path because I’m not from that field, but yes, the idea of taking a break for a year sounds good to me. You can prepare for GATE and also use that time to explore new work possibilities. You’re going to be a B.E. in Computer Science; maybe there is a way that you can combine your education and your passion for working with people? I’m sure there is a way. Think about it. And remember, no good deed is in vain. You do get rewarded for it some time, its karma.

I hope that you’ll get your faith in yourself back and would come through your B.E. with flying colors!!

All the best!