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What is NSE (National Stock Exchange)?

Mr. C.S. Sudheer | Updated On Monday, August 27,2018, 05:05 PM

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What is NSE (National Stock Exchange)?




The National Stock Exchange (NSE), located in Bombay, is India's first debt market. It was set up in 1993 to encourage stock exchange reform through system modernization and competition. It opened for trading in mid-1994. It was recently accorded recognition as a stock exchange by the Department of Company Affairs.

National Stock Exchange:

The instruments traded are, treasury bills, government security and bonds issued by public sector companies.

The Organization:

 The National Stock Exchange of India Limited has genesis in the report of the High Powered Study Group on Establishment of New Stock Exchanges, which recommended promotion of a National Stock Exchange by financial institutions (FIs) to provide access to investors from all across the country on an equal footing. Based on the recommendations, NSE was promoted by leading Financial Institutions at the behest of the Government of India and was incorporated in November 1992 as a tax-paying company unlike other stock exchanges in the country.

NSE Group:

1. India Index Services & Products Ltd. (IISL)

2. National Securities Clearing Corporation Ltd. (NSCCL)

3. NSE.IT Ltd.

4. National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL)

5. DotEx International Limited



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Mr. C.S. Sudheer

Mr. C S Sudheer is the founder and CEO of – India’s largest Financial Education Company. He started his career with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and later on worked with Howden India. After his brief stint in Howden India, he moved on and incorporated Suvision Holdings Pvt Ltd which is the sole promoter of He aims to build a nation that is financially literate with investment savvy citizens.

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