Project MIELES aims to support a network of Indian HEI to develop and implement institutional strategies for elearning. Many development cooperation interventions focused directly on ICT infrastructure (Digital India, for example) or on the provision of online course content. Few projects have addressed the need to support HEI to utilise ICT infrastructure and online course content, and to enable leadership and staff to do so, in a cross-institutional way. An international consortium of partners will work with Indian partners to help them develop strategies for elearning. MIELES is also designed to provide a collaborative platform to address a relevant issue for the development, reform, democratization and modernization of the higher education system in India and to reinforce Indian-EU higher education collaboration.