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Prof. (Dr.) Ritu S.Sood

Dean, School of Media, Film and Entertainment

Ritu.sood@sharda.ac.in

About

Prof. Ritu S.Sood is an alumna of AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. She commenced her professional career as Correspondent with NHK-Radio and Television Network of Japan. She has worked and filmed at the grassroots level in several states of India with national NGOs and international organisations committed to eradicating Child Servitude and Gender Insensitivity with special attention to the protection of children and marginalised segments of society.

She researched the efficacy and efficiency of the human rights campaign of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthis ‘Global March against Child Labour through the continents of Asia, America, Africa and Europe. The march eventually culminated at the ILO headquarters in Geneva (1998)

Her film ‘Desh ki Shaan hai Beti was released to the nation by the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

Her film on the noted freedom fighter and social worker "Durgābāi Deshmukh", was released to the nation by former Prime Minister of India Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Prof. Sood has also produced and directed TV serials, documentaries, for both National and International networks, Films Division and various Ministries of GOI. She has won many laurels for contribution not only as a film maker but also as an Author of more than 10 books.

In the process of discharging professional commitments, she has travelled to different parts of the world, such as the USA, Europe, South East Asia among others.

Experience
  • More than 35 years 
Qualification
  • PhD in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Post graduation in Mass Communication from A.J.K.Mass Communication Research Centre (1988-1990),University of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Award & Recognition

  • Honoured with the prestigious excellence award in for Women in Leadership for the special category- Academics by Dr.Pankaj Mittal, Addl Secy, UGC in 2019.
  • Honoured with the prestigious Durga Prasad Shikhar Hindi Samman by Authors Guild of India in 2017
  • Honoured with prestigious Dev Bharati Samman in 2016
  • Honoured with prestigious Mahila Rattan award from Vishwa Mahila Parivar in2011
  • ‘Ek Nadi Andheere Ki book authored by Dr. Sood was released by Her Excellency Governor of Goa, Mrs. Mridula Sinha.
  • Film entitled ‘Desh ki Shaan hai Beti was released to the nation by then President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • Honoured with Rashtriya Vashisht Seva Samman in the field of Literature and education : Mass Communication on the occasion of International Human Rights Day & International Universal Health Coverage Day by Union Minister of state health & Family welfare Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Research

  • Compilation of poems for children printed in “Pratinidhi Bal Kavita Sanchayan” - An anthology of Selected Hindi poem for Children published by the prestigious Sahitya Akademi-New Delhi
  • Messages Design for Development Communication- Published by Surinder Kumar & Sons.
  • Understanding Development Communications- Published by Navman Publicatiion
  • Ek Nadi Andheere Ke- A Science Fiction for Children. Published by Surinder Kumar & Sons.
  • Kahani Mira Bai Ki - Book for neo literates. Published by Surinder Kumar & Sons.
  • Hansi Ke Pitaare compilation of short poems .- India Netbooks.
  • Dictionary of Advertisement & Media- Published by Surinder Kumar & Sons.
  • Satrangi Kahaniya – Compilation of short stories. Published by Sahitya Sansthan.
  • Dictionary of Mass Communication- Published by Surinder Kumar & Sons.
  • Roots of Development Communication- Published by Surinder Kumar & Sons.
  • Edited & Compiled book “Hansi Ke Kosh Se” collection of short poems for children
  • Under Publication book on Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthis Global March Against Child Labour
  • Under Publication book on Great Nation Divide revolving around the partition of India in 1947 scars of that remains pre-eminent even today - the role of women their heroism, sacrifices, sufferings, the families those were left behind- impact on women as they struggled to put their lives together back again.
  • Pursuing -Hamari Pyari Betiyan- a tribute to the women of Today. Her aspiration, her inspiration, success stories, this includes women from all the social milieu, caste and age.