- Chancellor and Provost Medallion (2019)
- IUPUI Chancellor's Medallion
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Presenter: Nasser H. Paydar
- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2011)
Dr. Uday Sukhatme completed his B.Sc. in mathematics at the University of Delhi in 1964. He then came to the United Stated to receive his S.B. and Sc.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sukhatme is currently the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Pace University.
Before his position at Pace, he served as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of Faculties at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from 2006 until May 2012. His duties involved management of all academic issues and overseeing 21 campus deans and schools, including the schools of liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional schools ranging from law and medicine to business, nursing, education and art. Sukhatme was the driving force responsible for developing and implementing the IUPUI Academic Plan, whose major initiatives have led to transformative improvements by stimulating new revenue streams involving innovative enrollment strategies, improved student retention, increased interdisciplinary research and energetic fundraising.
From 2002 to 2006, Sukhatme served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo, managing 30 academic departments, the Dean's office, 480 full time tenured or tenure track faculty members, and 250 staff members. He helped to produce four successive years of strong faculty hiring, increasing tenured/tenure track faculty by 20 percent.
Before that, from 1980 to 2002, Sukhatme was at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as Professor of Physics, Head of the Department of Physics from 1991 to 1998, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1998 to 2000, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs from 2000 to 2002.
In 2011, Sukhatme was honored with an IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award in recognition of his establishing the Indumati Sukhatme RISE scholarship in memory of his late mother. The Indumati Sukhatme RISE Scholarship has honored her life and inspired others to contribute to new RISE Scholarships, which emphasize the growing importance of supporting Research, International, Service learning and Experiential learning (RISE) experiences for today's students. It is awarded annually to one undergraduate student in the IUPUI School of Science to support a study abroad experience.