Khalti forms a partnership with Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF) as an agreement in order 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 signed the agreement amidst a special ceremony in Kathmandu.
With the agreement, the final year students and fresh graduates of LBEF can apply for an internship at Khalti. And after a brief internship period, they will be recruited to work full-time at the company. Moreover, Khalti is also providing a flexible work schedule so that students don’t have to miss their class as well as leaves during exams or any other important projects, in consultation with the college.
Similarly, LBEF is also providing special scholarships to the employees of Khalti who wish to join a Master’s level program at the college.
And the collaboration is expected to set an example of an industry-academia partnership in Nepal.
About the agreement, Modi stated, “We consider this collaboration as a win-win situation for both Khalti and LBEF students. One of the main agendas of both institutions is to develop the IT industry of Nepal. This collaboration will bring synergy to both institutions. We are hopeful that we will be enriching the student experience effectively and appropriately and at the same time, increasing the quality of the workforce in the company.”
Also, the Chairman of LBEF, Pankaj Jalan commented, “We are excited to sign this strategic partnership with Khalti. Khalti as a brand is aligned with our mission, culture, and values of promoting the IT industry of Nepal. We are optimistic that a reputed company like Khalti will provide an opportunity for our students to grow and progress their careers. With this collaboration, we are hopeful in capitalizing on the contrasting strengths of the other, resulting in the development of the IT industry of Nepal.”
Recruitment of a competent team member has been a serious concern for companies across the business spectrum in Nepal. With youth unemployment in a growing stage, the collaboration looks like an attempt that can solve the problem of the industry and students to some extent.