We humans have come a long way in terms of education. Starting from the ‘Gurukul’ system to present scenario of teaching-learning we made some significant strides. But, with the arrival of Sars-Cov-2 (Covid-19), a necropsy has happened to this century-old educational system. The sudden shift in education from traditional classroom learning to virtual learning is probably one of the largest educational experiments till date. In India, no one was ready for such a sudden shift. From premier institutions to the colleges/universities in both urban and rural areas, everyone founded it difficult to some extent and huge amount of ground level correction work is needed to overcome the obstacles. Technology has to be developed, institutions have to be armed with proper infrastructure, teachers are required to be trained, policies have to undergo with adequate number of changes, contents need to be developed, collaborations need to be built, employers are to be assimilated with the problems regarding unemployment and the list goes on. In this paper we have highlighted major impacts of Covid-19 on higher educational institutions in India. Some suggestions that can prove to be fruitful to carry out educational activities amid pandemic are also pointed out in the paper.