Dr. Sona Vikas

IILM University

Dr. Sona Vikas

Associate Professor (OB & HR)


PhD from GGSIP University Delhi, a University Topper and Gold Medallist during Post-Graduation, Dr. Sona Vikas has more than 18 years of experience in Industry and Academics. She is currently working as Associate Professor at IILM, in the area of OB and HR. Dr. Sona has been a Master Trainer for the ICP-CSR Certificate Programme (under IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India).


  • PhD (Management), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  • UGC-NET qualified
  • Master of Tourism Administration, Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore
  • BA (English) Hons., Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University, Delhi
  • Industry Experience of 7 and a half years in HR, Sales, MIS and Quality in the travel industry.
  • Research experience of 3 years. Teaching experience of more than 8 years.

Edited Books

  • Malhotra, A.K., Vikas, S., Kaur, I., Barwal, N. (2017), Digitalization, Entrepreneurship and Skilling: The Future Lies Here, Bloomsbury Publications, Delhi
  • Vikas, S. & Shashikala (2016), From Act to Action CSR Practices Today, Excel Books, New Delhi
    Batra, S. & Vikas, S. (2013), Global Competitiveness and Corporate Governance Imperatives in Emerging
  • Economies, Excellent Publications, New Delhi
  • Gupta, S. & Vikas, S. (2012), IT Innovations and Sustainability: Current Trends and Ethical Issues, Excel Books, New Delhi

International Journals

  • Lather, A.S., Garg, S. & Vikas, S. (2015), Skills Trainings: An imperative for the Travel and Tourism Industry, Journal of Shinawatra University, Bangkok, Vol. 2, No. 3, Sep-Dec 2015
  • Vikas, S. (2014), “A Turnaround Specialist on the job: The Case of MPCON”, Global Business Review, Sage Publications, Vol. 16, 4: pp. 719-733
  • Lather, A.S., Garg, S. & Vikas, S. (2015), “Identifying Training Problems of Travel Agency Employees Across India using Structured Equation Modeling,” International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Inderscience Publishers, Vol.10, No.4, pp.409 – 432
  • Lather, A.S., Garg, S. & Vikas, S. (2014), “Top Management Perception towards Training: An Empirical Study of Travel Agencies in India,”International Journal of Management and Business Research, Vol.4, No.2, Spring 2014 (http://ijmbr.srbiau.ac.ir/article_2492_0644d67d7015f4c2500ad608e3a07b94.pdf)
    Lather, A.S., Garg, S. & Vikas, S. (2014), An Empirical Study of Training and Development in Different Types of Travel Agencies in India, DIAS Technology Review (DTR), International Journal of Business & IT
  • Lather, A.S., Garg, S. & Vikas, S. (2013), A Study of Employee Perception towards Training and Development in Travel Agencies in India,BVIMSR’s Journal of Management Research (ISSN: 0976 – 4739, International, Bi-annual, Blind-review Journal), Vol-5 No.-1 April 2013 (http://www.bvimsr.com/documents/publication/2013V5N1/06.pdf)
  • Lather, A.S., Garg, S. & Vikas, S. (2011), Training Practices of Selected Multinational Travel Conglomerates in India, International Journal of Business Economics and Management Research, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (Jan. 2011): ISSN: 2229-4848 (International Refereed Journal).
  • Vikas, S. (2011), Industrial Relations in BRIC Nations: A Study, Asia Pacific Journal of Research in Business Management, Vol. 2, Issue 5 (June 2011): ISSN:2229-4104 (International Refereed Journal)
    Lather, A.S. & Vikas, S. (2011), A Study of CSR Accomplishments of a few Multinational Companies in India and back home, Knowledge Hub, International Journal of RATM, 2011
  • Vikas, S. (2011), Leveraging Technology to Provide Cost-Effective Communication and IT Solutions for the Global Air Transport Industry: The Case of SITA, JOHAR, biannual double blind refereed journal of BITS, Ranchi, July 2011
  • Lather, A.S. & Vikas, S. (2010), Sustainable Business Strategy or Eyewash for Unethical Business Practices: A Study of the CSR Initiatives of Coca Cola India, Management and Change, International refereed Journal of IILM, Winter, 2010
  • Lather, A.S. & Vikas, S. (2010), A Study of Various Alliances in Travel and Tourism -Developing a Strategic Partnership Model for Success, South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage (2010), Vol. 3, No. 1, 59-71 (International Refereed Research Journal)
  • Lather A.S., Garg, S., Vikas, S. (2009). Entrepreneurship As A Strategic Development Intervention To Accelerate Rural Development: The Case Of Drishtee, Asia Pacific Business Review, International Quarterly Refereed Journal, Vol. V, No. 1, Jan-March 2009
  • Lather A.S., Jain V., Jain S, Vikas, S. (2009). Leadership Styles in Relation to Conflict Resolution Modes: A Study of Delhi Jal Board, Vilakshan, XIMB Journal of Management, International Bi-annual Refereed Journal, Vol. VI, No.1, March 2009 (SCOPUS)
  • Lather A.S., Garg, S. & Vikas, S. (2009). Human Resource Development In Tourism: Developing A Training Strategy For Increasing Employability, International Journal of Travel and Tourism, Refereed International Journal, Vol.2, No.2., July 2009
  • Lather, A.S., Jain S. & Vikas, S. (2009). Women Empowerment in Urban India: A Study of Working Women Professionals in Delhi, Delhi Business Review (bi-annual blind peer reviewed, refereed International Journal of Society for Human Transformation Research), Vol. 10 No 2.