Dhenkanal: 7th of October, 2021, marked the day of initiation for the 2021-2022 class at IIMC Dhenkanal. The first session was conducted through Google meet. This year, IIMC Dhenkanal is conducting classes together for all three regional centers viz. Dhenkanal, Aizawl and Kottyam. Students, professors, and regional directors of IIMC Dhenkanal, Aizawl, and Kottayam gathered in a virtual meet to green-light the new academic session. Students from all across the country introduced themselves and talked about their previous engagements and achievements, reasoned their inclination to join the institute, and shared their aims and ambitions for the future, as they do every year. While interacting with the students, the regional directors of all three centers – Prof. Mrinal Chatterjee, Ruatliana Sailo, and Anil Kumar Vadavathoor delivered quick and practical pep talks on what the ideal role of a professional journalist is and how the students need to brace themselves for an insightful and rigorous academic year ahead.