Bombay Stock Exchange Limited is the oldest stock exchange in
Asia. Popularly known as BSE it was established as "The Native
Share & Stock Brokers Association" in 1875.
It is the first stock exchange in India to obtain permanent
recognition infrom the Government of India under the Securities
Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956.
Bombay Stock Exchange played a pivotal role in the development
of the Indian capital market and its index, SENSEX, is tracked
worldwide. The Exchange has a nation-wide reach with a presence
in 417 cities and towns of India. BSE provides an efficient and
transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments and
The market or place, where securities, viz. shares are exchange
/ traded or simply where buying and selling talks place, is
called stock exchange or stock market.
Presently, the stock market in India consists of twenty three
regional stock exchanges and two national exchanges, namely, the
National Stock Exchange (NSE) And Over the Counter Exchange of
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is the largest Stock Exchange,
in the country, where maximum transactions, in terms of money
and shares take place. The other major stock exchanges, are
Calcutta, Madras and Delhi Stock Exchanges. Other one at
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Kanpur, Rajkot, Hyderabad, Cochin,
Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahti, Indore, Mangalore, Ludhiana, Patna,
Saurashtra, Vadodara, Coimbatore, Meerut, and Surat.