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Background: Internet learning is growing from being nearly non-existent into the largest, most convenient accessible database of information ever been created. It has brought huge amount of changes in the way of people’s communication pattern, socialize, marketing strategies. It has impacted greatly on knowledge and learning methods. There is a great shift from traditional methods to digital era.The pandemic situation across the globe especially in COVID-19 has made the community to use the online platforms for work. Educational institutes also impacted with this scenario.On contrast it is also introducing difficulties for learners and teachers to face barriers and challenges during learning process.Objectives: To assess the knowledge of online learning and to identify the barriers and challenges faced by the young adult students during online learning. Methodology:A Non-Experimental Descriptive Research Approach is been used. 60 samples who were undergoing online learning were selected as Non-Probability Purposive Sampling Technique. Data was gathered usingself-structured administered Questionnaire. The investigator approached the subjects via internet and emails, informed them regarding the objectives of the study and obtained the consent after assuring about the confidentiality of the data.Result:10% of them rarely got exposure to internet learning, 20% of them got occasional exposure to internet learning, 50% of them frequently got exposure to internet learning.50% of them had basic computer skills and 50% of them had intermediate computer skills.70% of them had good self-online learning experiences and 20% of them had average self-online learning experiences.80% of them had good school/college online learning experiences and 20% of them had average school/college online learning experiences.60% of them had internet-based learning as most common mode used for acquisition of knowledge or information.30% of the young adult students had average knowledge, 30% of them had good knowledge and 40% of them had excellent knowledge regarding online learning.80% of them agreed that they encounter inadequate economical budget or poor infrastructure of school/colleges for E-learning or teaching the usage of computers. Conclusion: The findings indicate that the questionnaire was effective in assessing the knowledge on online learning studying at selected colleges of Pune city.The study also concluded that 30% of them had good knowledge and 40% of them had excellent knowledge regarding online learning and students do face barriers and challenges during the online learning.