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The study explored the several dimensions of eLearning used by Indian Higher Institutions and presented insight into current eLearning pedagogy, infrastructures, services, and perceptions during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The study's findings reveal that Indian Academic institutions are unwilling to shift to the online mode for teaching, learning thoroughly. Pandemic forced them to adopt the e-learning pedagogy and tools. A majority of users still prefer the traditional classroom environment as compared to eLearning. Email, social media, and other communications tools became vital today. Email, traditionally used as a communication tool, is now a key player in delivering educational content. Social media platforms have also become catalytic player. Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, Wiki, chat rooms, discussion forums, and instant messaging are vital technologies to support eLearning. Videos conferencing tools such as Zoom, WebEx, and Google Meet boosted the delivery of online lecture in a live and effective way.