Vikas’s primary area of work is Higher Education administration. He has a background in Communication Studies, both in terms of educational credentials and work experience in the field. His interest lies in the area of educational studies, particularly discipline specific knowledge systems and their intersections with socio-cultural dynamics. He is interested in research management, research communication, and the social and philosophical foundations of education.
Vikas has assisted in several small and large-scale research projects. He was involved with the Ford Foundation funded International Comparative Higher Educational Finance and Accessibility Project, and the Women and Higher Education in Asia project; both housed at the University at Buffalo. He has also been a member of the American Educational Research Association and was on the student editorial committee for the section on Social and Institutional Analysis of the American Educational Research Journal.