A Complete List of Stock Exchanges in India.

list of Stock Exchanges in India

Most of the Indian investing population have heard of only two stock exchanges in India- Bombay stock exchange (BSE) and National stock exchange (NSE).  However, the list of stock exchanges in India is bigger than just two.

Apart from BSE and NSE, few of the other popular stock exchanges in India are Calcutta stock exchange, Magadh stock exchange, Metropolitan stock exchange of India etc.

In this post, we are going to highlight the major stock exchanges in India which are registered with the Securities and exchange board of India (SEBI) and currently active. We’ll also share a list of different commodity derivative exchanges in India.

Here are the topics that we’ll discuss today:

Table of Content:

  1. What is a stock exchange?
  2. Two biggest stock exchanges in India
    • Bombay Stock Exchange
    • National Stock Exchange
  3. Difference between stock exchange and commodity exchange
  4. The complete list of stock exchanges in India
  5. List of commodity derivative exchanges in India.
  6. Final Thoughts

1. What is a Stock Exchange?

Before we dive deep into stock and commodity exchange, first of all, let’s understand what is an exchange.

An exchange is an organization or association which hosts a market where stocks, bonds, futures and options, commodities, etc are traded. Here, buyers and sellers come together to trade the financial instruments during the specific hours of business days. (Also read: Stock market timings in India).

A stock exchange is a facility where stocks are traded. Please note that stock exchanges do not own the stocks (similar to the vegetable market where the market doesn’t own the vegetables but connects the buyers and sellers of vegetables at a location).

To trade in a stock exchange, the companies must be listed there. The exchange imposes rules and regulations on the firms & brokers for efficient trading and provides the facility for the issue and redemption of securities. (Also read: How does stock market work?)

Those companies which are not listed on the stock exchanges are traded over the counter (OTC). These are the smaller, riskier and less liquid companies. Generally, they do not meet the requirements of getting listed on the stock exchanges and hence trade over the counter.

2. Two Popular stock exchanges in India

Now, let us first discuss the two of the largest stock largest exchanges in India- Bombay stock exchange and national stock exchange.

Bombay Stock Exchange:

Bombay stock exchange (BSE) is an Indian stock exchange located at Dalal Street, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • It was established in 1875 and is Asia’s oldest stock exchange.
  • The BSE is the world’s 11th largest stock exchange with an overall market capitalization of $1.43 Trillion as of March 2016.
  • More than 5500 companies are publicly listed on the BSE.

National Stock Exchange

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is the leading stock exchange of India, located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was started to end the monopoly of the Bombay stock exchange in the Indian market.

  • NSE was established in 1992 as the first demutualized electronic exchange in the country.
  • It was the first exchange in the country to provide a modern, fully automated screen-based electronic trading system which offered the easy trading facility to the investors spread across the length and breadth of the country.
  • NSE has a total market capitalization of more than US$1.41 trillion, making it the world’s 12th-largest stock exchange as of March 2016.
  • NSE’s index, the NIFTY 50, is used extensively by investors in India and around the world as a barometer of the Indian capital markets.

Also read: What are Sensex and Nifty?

3. Difference between stock and commodities exchanges.

The stock exchange is a place where the piece of ownership in businesses (i.e. stocks) are bought and sold among the traders. On the other hand, a commodity exchange is a market where goods that come from the earth like gold, silver, corn, soybeans, oil, cattle, coffee, pork etc are traded among the buyers and sellers.

An important difference between both these markets is that commodity exchanges are not just for investment purpose, but also for the business purpose to carry out the operations.

4. The complete list of stock exchanges in India

Here is the list of existing stock exchanges in India as of October 2018.

Sr. No. Name Address Valid Upto
1 BSE Ltd. Address: P J Tower, Dalal Street, Mumbai 400023
Website : http://www.bseindia.com
PERMANENT
2 Calcutta Stock Exchange Ltd. Website : http://www.cse-india.com/ PERMANENT
3 India International Exchange (India INX) India International Exchange IFSC Limited, 101, First Floor, Hiranandani Signature Tower, GIFT City IFSC – 382355, Gujarat, India.Website : http://www.indiainx.com/ Dec 28, 2018
4 Magadh Stock Exchange Ltd. “SEBI vide order dated September 3, 2007 refused to renew the recognition granted to Magadh Stock Exchange Ltd.” PERMANENT
5 Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Ltd. Website : http://www.msei.in/index.aspx Oct 02, 2019
6 National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. Address: Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East) Mumbai 400051
Website : https://www.nseindia.com
PERMANENT
7 NSE IFSC Ltd. NSE IFSC LIMITED, Unit No. 46 – 53, 1st Floor, GIFT Aspire One Business Centre, Block 12, Road 1-D – Zone 1, GIFT SEZ, Gandhinagar 382355.
Website : https://www.nseifsc.com/
May 28, 2019

Note:The Hyderabad Securities and Enterprises Ltd (erstwhile Hyderabad Stock Exchange), Coimbatore Stock Exchange Ltd, Saurashtra Kutch Stock Exchange Ltd ,Mangalore Stock Exchange, Inter-Connected Stock Exchange of India Ltd, Cochin Stock Exchange Ltd, Bangalore Stock Exchange Ltd , Ludhiana Stock exchange Ltd, Gauhati Stock Exchange Ltd, Bhubaneswar Stock Exchange Ltd, Jaipur Stock Exchange Ltd, OTC Exchange of India , Pune Stock Exchange Ltd, Madras Stock Exchange Ltd, U.P.Stock Exchange Ltd, Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange Ltd, Vadodara Stock Exchange Ltd, Delhi Stock Exchange Ltd and Ahmedabad Stock Exchange Ltd have been granted exit by SEBI vide orders dated January 25, 2013, April 3, 2013, April 5, 2013, March 3, 2014, December 08, 2014, December 23, 2014, December 26, 2014, December 30, 2014, January 27, 2015, February 09, 2015, March 23, 2015, March 31, 2015 ,April 13, 2015, May 14, 2015, June 09, 2015, November 09, 2015, January 23, 2017 and April 02, 2018 respectively.

(Source: Securities and exchange board of India)

calcutta stock exchange

5. List of Commodity Derivative Exchanges in India

Here is the list of commodity derivative exchanges in India as of October 2018.

Sr. No. Name Address Valid Upto
1 Ace Derivatives and Commodity Exchange Limited Address: Rawat-ni-wadi, Nr.Central Bank of India, Gandhi Road, Ahmedabad-380001
Website : http://www.aceindia.com/
PERMANENT
2 Indian Commodity Exchange Limited Address: Reliable Tech Park, 403-A, B-Wing, 4th Floor, Thane-Belapur Road, Airoli (E), Navi Mumbai-400708Website : http://www.icexindia.com/ PERMANENT
3 Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. Address: Exchange Square, CST No.225, Suren Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai-400093
Website : https://www.mcxindia.com/
PERMANENT
4 National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd. Address: Akruti Corporate Park,1st Floor, Near G.E.Garden , L.B.S. Marg, Kanjurmarg(West), Mumbai – 400 078
Website : http://www.ncdex.com/
PERMANENT
5 National Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited. Address: 5,4th Floor,H.K. House, B/h JivabhaiChambers,Ashram Road, Ahmedabad.-380009
Website : http://www.nmce.com
PERMANENT

Note:(#) Pursuant to Section 131 of Finance Act, 2015 and Central Government notification F.No. 1/9/SM/2015 dated 28th August, 2015 all recognized associations (Commodity derivatives exchanges) under the Forward Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1952 (FCRA) as on September 28, 2015 are deemed to be recognized stock Exchanges under the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (SCRA).

(Source: Securities and exchange board of India)

6. Closing Thoughts

The stock exchange is a place where buyers meet the sellers to trade the securities. Two large and popular stock exchanges in India are National stock exchange (NSE) and Bombay stock exchange (BSE).

To get listed on the stock exchange, the companies must meet the basic requirements and guidelines. Further, over the counter (OTC) is a place where unlisted stocks can be bought or sold.

That’s all for this post. Happy Investing.

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