Dr. Ritu S SoodDean
Development Communication & Electronic Media ( Film, TV , Still Photography & Radio)
Prof. (Dr.) Ritu S.Sood, Dean, School of Communication is an award winning media professional with over three decades of experience in Journalism, Film Making, Radio and Television production. Prior to joining G.D. Goenka University as Dean, School of Communication, Dr.Sood has served as 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 Satyarthi’s ‘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. Her film on the noted freedom fighter and social worker "Durgābāi Deshmukh", was released to the nation by then Prime Minister of India Sh.Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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 seven books and her book ‘Message Design for Development Communication’ is now part of reference book in many Universities.