In last few years, with changing times we have seen advancement in education and online education has grown immensely in these epochs. Online learning in academics has gone far away from just being an experimental tool and has become a global tool connecting cross-borders as well. More than 75% colleges report that their institution offers online courses (Taylor, Parker, Lenhart and Moore, 2010) .The popularity and use of online teaching platforms is growing 10 times faster than the conventional ones. 31% of the higher education students take at least one online course along with their academics (Allen and Seaman, 2010).
Covid-19 is the pandemic which brought pain and agony for the entire human race but it also brought some opportunities and one among them was ‘Online Education’. As everyone was locked inside their homes during lockdown in Covid-19. So, online platforms came as efficacious mode for academicians wherein the teaching-learning process could easily take place for un-interrupted education of students.
This study has been conducted by the researchers in Dehradun region where educational institutions during the pandemic times switched from offline teaching mode to online teaching mode. This study is really interesting as researchers wanted to understand the impact of online teaching platforms on edification of college students during Covid-19 pandemic. Study also want to understand the struggle of institutions switching their mode from offline to online mode and effect of this pandemic in the lives of college students of Dehradun.
The primary data was collected through structured questionnaire and was circulated among a sample size of 150 wherein 27 forms were partially filled so, only 123 were considered in the study by researchers.
Key words: Online Platforms, Covid-19 Pandemic, Students, Teaching-Learning Process, Educational Institutions.