Most of the trading in the Indian stock market takes place on its two stock exchanges: the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Both exchanges follow the same trading mechanism, trading hours, settlement process, etc. At the last count, the BSE had about 5,000+ listed firms and NSE had about 1,500+. Powered by dreams, hopes and aspirations of a billion Indians, the Exchanges are brimming with potential. Both exchanges compete for the order flow that leads to reduced costs, market efficiency, better technology, products innovation and customer service. The exchanges are driven by the ambition that makes India charge ahead and take a more prominent place on the global investment ecosystem by constantly reinventing themselves to redefine the future.
Established in 1875, BSE is Asia's first & the Fastest Stock Exchange in world with the speed of 6 micro seconds and one of India's leading exchange groups. Over the past 143 years, BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it an efficient capital-raising platform. Popularly known as BSE, it became the 1st listed stock exchange of India in 2017. BSE SME is India’s largest SME platform which has listed over 250 companies.
Popularly known as NSE, it was founded in 1992 and started trading in 1994. NSE enjoys dominant share in spot trading and near complete monopoly in Derivatives trading.