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Prof. (Dr.) Ritu S.Sood

Dean, School of Media, Film and Entertainment

Ritu.sood@sharda.ac.in

About

Prof. (Dr.) Ritu S.Sood, is an award winning media professional with over three decades of experience in Journalism, Film Making, Radio and Television production. Prior to joining Sharda University, Dr.Sood has served as Professor & Dean, School of Communication, G.D. Goenka University, Professor, Amity School of Communication and Jagannath International Management School(an affiliate of Guru Gobind Singh University).

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

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

Prof.Sood has also produced and directed TV serials, documentaries, for both National and International networks. She has won many laurels for contribution in not only film making but as an Author also. She has authored more than nine books and her book ‘Message Design for Development Communication is now part of reference book in many Universities

 

Experience
  • More than 30 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

  • Honored with the prestigious excellence award in for Women in Leadership for the special category- Academics by Dr.Pankaj Mittal, Addl Secy, UGC in 2019.
  • Honored with the prestigious DurgaPrasad Shikhar Hindi Samman by Authors Guild of India in 2017
  • Honored with prestigious Dev Bharati Samman in 2016
  • Honored 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.

Research

  • Messages Design for Development Communication-Published by Surinder Kapoor & Sons.
  • Understanding Development Communications- Published by Navman Publicatiion
  • Ek Nadi Andheere Ke- A Science Fiction for Children. Published by Surinder
  • Kapoor & Sons.
  • Mira Bai- Book for neo literates. Published by Surinder Kapoor & Sons.
  • Hansi Ke Pitaare compilation of short poems .
  • Satrangi Kahaniya – Compilation of short stories,published by sahitya Sansthan.
  • 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.