The Indian share market has two national level exchanges: Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). The NSE is the third largest stock exchange in the world in terms of volume while BSE is the oldest stock exchange in Asia. It is not an overstatement that Indian share market largely depends on the NSE and BSE indexes.
Apart from the NSE and BSE, all major state capitals in India have one stock exchange of their own. The business capital Mumbai houses both major stock exchanges. With the advent of Internet, investing in Indian share market has become more convenient. The Indian share market has a number of stock exchanges operating at different parts of the country.
The complete list of Indian stock exchanges is:
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)
Delhi Stock Exchange Association
Calcutta Stock Exchange
Madras Stock Exchange (MSE)
Bangalore Stock Exchange
Hyderabad Stock Exchange (HSE)
Ahmedabad Stock Exchange
Gawahati Stock Exchange
Bhubaneswar Stock Exchange (BhSE)
Jaipur Stock Exchange
Pune Stock Exchange
Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange
Saurashtra-Kutch Stock Exchange
Cochin Stock Exchange
Ludhiana Stock Exchange Association
Meerut Stock Exchange
Mangalore Stock Exchange
Vadodara Stock Exchange
OTC Exchange of India
Coimbatore Stock Exchange
Uttar Pradesh Stock Association
Magadh Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange Limited, better known as NSE, is the largest share market exchange in India and in July 2007 had a total market capitalization of 4274509 crore INR that makes it the second largest share market in South Asia. But Bombay Stock Exchange Limited or BSE located in the Dalal Street of Mumbai is the more famous share market exchange in India. Established in 1875, BSE is the oldest stock exchange in Asia and has 4800 Indian companies listed with it. By July 2007, the market capitalization of BSE was US $1.005 trillion. The Singapore Exchange has recently acquired strategic investment in BSE.
After a detailed study in the share market of India, individuals can get a fair idea of the stock prices, gross deliverables, derivatives, historical data, indices, category wise turnover, bulk deals, block deals, initial public offerings, margin trading, companies in debt market, delisted companies, and company mergers. Both the BSE and NSE have well maintained websites, and individuals wishing to invest in the Indian share market can visit a site for market information.
Last Updated on : 26th June 2013