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What is SENSEX and NIFTY?

SENSEX is stock market index for BSE Limited which was earlier known as Bombay Stock Exchange. It was established in 1875 in Mumbai. BSE is the first exchange in the world to obtain 9001-2002 certification for its on-line trading system. SENSEX Index is comprised of 30 of the largest and most actively-traded stocks on the BSE

Nifty is the stock market index for the National Stock Exchange (NSE). It was formed in 1991 by government of India. It is a joint venture between NSE and CRISIL (Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited, a global analytical company providing ratings). Nifty comprises of 50 of the largest and most actively traded stocks on the NSE that covers 22 sectors of the Indian economy.

List of 50 companies that form NIFTY:

  1. ACC Ltd.
  2. Ambuja Cements Ltd.
  3. Asian Paints Ltd.
  4. Axis Bank Ltd.
  5. Bajaj Auto Ltd.
  6. Bank of Baroda
  7. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
  8. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  9. Bharti Airtel Ltd.
  10. Cairn India Ltd.
  11. Cipla Ltd.
  12. Coal India Ltd.
  13. DLF Ltd.
  14. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
  15. GAIL (India) Ltd.
  16. Grasim Industries Ltd.
  17. HCL Technologies Ltd.
  18. HDFC Bank Ltd.
  19. Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
  20. Hindalco Industries Ltd.
  21. Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
  22. Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.
  23. IT C Ltd.
  24. ICICI Bank Ltd.
  25. Infosys Ltd.
  26. Infrastructure Development Finance Co. Ltd.
  27. Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.
  28. Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
  29. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
  30. Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
  31. Lupin Ltd.
  32. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
  33. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
  34. NTPC Ltd.
  35. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
  36. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
  37. Punjab National Bank
  38. Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
  39. Reliance Industries Ltd.
  40. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.
  41. Sesa Goa Ltd.
  42. NMDC
  43. State Bank of India
  44. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
  45. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
  46. Tata Motors Ltd.
  47. Tata Power Co. Ltd.
  48. Tata Steel Ltd.
  49. UltraTech Cement Ltd.
  50. Indusind Bank

List of companies that form SENSEX:

  1. Housing Development Finance Corporation
  2. Cipla
  3. Bharat Heavy Electricals
  4. State Bank Of India
  5. HDFC Bank
  6. Hero Motocorp
  7. Infosys
  8. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
  9. Reliance Industries
  10. Tata Power
  11. Hindalco Industries
  12. Tata Steel
  13. Larsen & Toubro
  14. Mahindra & Mahindra
  15. Tata Motors
  16. Hindustan Unilever
  17. ITC
  18. Sterlite Industries
  19. Wipro
  20. Sun Pharmaceutical
  21. GAIL
  22. ICICI Bank
  23. Jindal Steel & Power
  24. Bharti Airtel
  25. Maruti Suzuki
  26. Tata Consultancy Services
  27. NTPC
  28. DLF
  29. Bajaj Auto
  30. Coal India

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