Khalti, LBEF ink deal

Kathmandu, November 7: Khalti Digital Wallet and Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to provide internship and job placement opportunities to E-Business and IT students. Manish Modi, Managing Director of Khalti and Pankaj Jalan, Chairman of LBEF inked the deal amidst a special ceremony held in Kathmandu on Wednesday (Nov 6).

As per the agreement, final year students and fresh graduates of LBEF can apply for an internship at Khalti. After a brief internship period, they will be recruited to work full-time at the company. Furthermore, Khalti will provide a flexible work schedule so that the students do not have to miss their class and also will provide leaves during exams or any other important projects, in consultation with the college.

Likewise, LBEF will provide special scholarships to the employees of Khalti who wish to join the Master’s program at the college. This collaboration between Khalti and LBEF is expected to set an example of industry-academia partnership in Nepal.

Speaking about the agreement, Manish Modi, Managing Director of Khalti shared, “While youth unemployment is a growing problem in Nepal, recruiting a competent team member is a serious concern for companies across the business spectrum. This collaboration is expected to solve the problem of the industry and students to some extent.”