Inaugural function of Karnataka State Open University regular classes for BA and BCom Students was held in St Philomena College Puttur on 4th January 2015. Prof. Xavier D’Souza, Principal of Govt. First Grade Women’s College puttur was the inaugurator. In his inaugural address, he said, “Open Universities are doing a remarkable work in providing quality education and opportunity to grow in life to all sections of society. It has revolutionized education system in India and has made education accessible to everyone. It is an important contributor in higher education and in development of India.” Prof. Vishnu Bhat, Vice Principal was the president of this function. Prof. Radhakrishna Gowda, HOD of Business Management and the Coordinator of KSOU Study Centre of the College welcomed the gathering. Administrative staff Mr. Joachim Menezes proposed the vote of thanks and Mr. Martin D’Souza was present on this occasion. Prof. Prashanth Rai, Lecturer, Dept. of Commerce was the master of ceremony.