Due to significant disparities in the digital foundation, the social and economic position of students, the pedagogical framework, and the skill deficiencies of staff and instructors, the COVID-19 pandemic has generated specific issues in the education sector for both developed and developing nations. The capacity of students to succeed in online learning environments is highly influenced by resilience. It aids pupils in overcoming challenges, remaining motivated, managing their time, adapting to changes, and preserving their emotional wellbeing. The authors want to understand the levels of resilience in higher education students in India during the COVID-19 and explore its connection to students' experiences in online learning environments enrolled in graduate and postgraduate degrees, whose ages ranged from 18 to 28, which made up the study sample. To investigate gender variation in resilience levels independent t-test was utilized and to study the link between resilience scores and the online learning experience of students, correlation analysis has been used. According to the results of the current study, there is a significant gender variation in resilience scores and the resilience levels were positively and strongly connected with availability of resources, comfortability, satisfaction and perceived quality. Findings of the present research can help educational institutions focus on enhancing resilience for better learning during troubled times.