Social Science Baha


Registration Open: The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal & the Himalaya 2021

28–30 July 2021

Given the continued threat from the Covid-19 pandemic and the advisability against hosting large gatherings of people, conference will be an online event this year as well.

The details of the conference are as follows:

  • The conference timing has been fixed for 1700 to 2100 hours, Nepal standard time.
  • Two sessions running parallel to each other will be held.
  • The platform, Zoom, will be used for the conference.

All participants, including panel chairs and discussants, will be required to register to attend the conference. 

The structure of registration fees is as follows:

Nepali and other South Asian studentsNPR 600
Nepali and other South Asian professionalsNPR 900
Non-South Asian studentsUSD 12
Professionals, including South Asians, living outside South AsiaUSD 19

Individuals interested in taking part in this conference can confirm their registration by making payment of registration fees via any of these five methods:

i) Debit/Credit Card: Payment can be done via debit and credit cards through the Himalayan Bank payment portal available here. Only debit/credit cards that allow conversion into USD during payment are accepted. NPR card-holders cannot use this system to make payments.

ii) Via Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC), UK: For those in the United Kingdom who prefer to pay into the BNAC bank account, please write to the BNAC Treasurer, Fraser Sugden at

iii) In-person in Kathmandu: It is also possible to pay the registration fees in-person at these venues:
Social Science Baha
Battisputali 01-4572807, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Mandala Book Point
Kantipath, 01-4227711/ 4249555, 11:30 am to 6 pm, Sunday to Friday
Patan Dhoka Kitab Pasal
Patan Dhoka, 01-5555256, 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday to Friday

iv) eSewa/Khalti*: Those in Nepal may also use the following details to deposit the registration fees via eSewa/Khalti applications:
eSewa ID: 9861802295
Khalti ID: 9861802295

v) Direct Bank Deposit*: Those in Nepal may also opt to do a direct bank deposit for payment of registration fees. Please use the details given below while making the transfer:

Bank account nameSocial Science Baha
BankNepal Investment Bank Limited
Bank addressBattisputali, Kathmandu
Bank Account No.01905020000055
Currency CodeNPR

*If you are using option iv or v, please remember to mention your name in the Payment Remarks while making the payment. Please send us a screenshot/image of your payment receipt via email to to confirm your payment of registration fees. Please mention your current affiliation in the email as well.

Selected paper presenters are required to register by 30 June 2021 (extended deadline) to ensure inclusion of their paper in the conference. For general participants, registration will remain open till the days of the conference. All those who have registered will be able to access the draft papers submitted by the paper presenters and participate in the conference only after making the payment of registration fees, and thus are encouraged to register earlier. The draft papers will be circulated toward the second week of July 2021. You may visit this page to view the abstracts of the papers that have been shortlisted for presentation during the conference.

Please write to for any clarifications required.

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