Gujarat state has many prestigious higher education institutions which are inclined towards
using e-learning platform. In order to ensure that the stakeholders derive optimum benefit from
this platform there is a serious need to conduct cross-sectional studies to assess their eLearning
readiness. This study is an attempt in this direction.Data was collected (physical/e-form) through
a self-developed questionnaire from the accessible sample of 83 faculties, 153 students and 12
lab administrators belonging to 35 colleges which are using the e-learning practices. Frequency,
percentage and intensity index were used to analyze the data. The findings of the study reveal
that, most of the stakeholders have positive opinion regarding the infrastructure available to
adopt e-learning practices but feel that there is a need for improvement in the facilities. Majority
of the stakeholders have a positive perception towards concept of e-learning and believe that elearning has many benefits and they also felt that e-learning helps to a less extent in maintaining
transparency, reduces face to face contact and interactivity. These factors may hinder their
readiness towards e-learning. Also unreliable technology and lack of faculties’ confidence and
expertise to use this platform in teaching environment are seen as biggest barriers in e-learning.
Hence, there is an immediate need to plan for training programmes which will help in improving
the confidence of faculties in using this platform and would increase their e-learning readiness.
Higher Education, E-learning, Information and communication technology (ICT), elearning readiness.