Abstract The world is battling COVID-19 and economies across the globe have declared a lockdown. Work from home (WFH) has become the norm, especially for service organizations. Following government instructions, even the academic institutions had to shut down temporarily, affecting academic delivery. Thus, they had to find new alternatives to academic delivery, and virtual classes were the way forward. As colleges and universities have shuttered their physical campuses in the face of the spread of COVID-19, they have moved their courses to remote and online formats in rapid fashion. And thats prompted many to wonder what the ultimate impact this period of time may have on online learning in higher education. Based on the present situation, where individuals come to stand on online learning will depend on where they sit currently. That is, there will be both positive and negative impacts on the state of online learning in higher education. In the present paper, we attempted to study the impact of Covid 19 on the teaching – learning process in higher education. It is found that the gradual shift towards e-learning brings afloat few challenges such as technology up gradation needs investments, Network connectivity, lack of training to handle e-learning issues and mindset of entire stakeholders should align towards a common goal.