The massive proliferation of affordable computers, Internet connectivity and rich educational content has bent a global phenomenon in which information and communication technology (ICT) is being used to transform teaching and learning experience. Hence, there is a requirement to redesign the educational system to better meet the requirements. Cloud computing technology in education gives improved choice and flexibility. The software and platform in education can be off-premises, on-premises or a combination of both, depending on the educational institution‟s needs. Much of the existing research on cloud based elearning in India is very much academic. The primary goal is to find what is experts point of view on key features that influencing cloud based e-learning in educational institutions in India. The objectives are to find out the unique benefits and drawbacks of implementing cloud based e-learning systems for educational institutions in India. Subsequently, this study
leads to understand that cloud based e-learning will not only benefit to the existing
educational institutions but even the start-up educational institutions. Despite the fact that cloud based e-learning is effective, these cloud computing services reduce the cost than the traditional method of e-learning systems for educational institutions.
The study followed an inductive approach using qualitative methods of research. The author analyses the key feature that influences cloud based e-learning in educational institutions in India and conclusions are drawn from the interviews conducted. Also, this study will bring more lights on, why start-up educational institutions should implement cloud based e-learning systems. Furthermore, this study will show the future shift in cloud based e-learning systems, which is currently used by few colleges and universities in India.