NSE has remained in the forefront of modernization of India’s capital and financial markets
* Being the first national, anonymous, electronic limit order book (LOB) exchange to trade securities in India. Since the success of the NSE, existent market and new market structures have followed the “NSE” model.
* Setting up the first clearing corporation “National Securities Clearing Corporation Ltd.” in India. NSCCL was a landmark in providing innovation on all spot equity market (and later, derivatives market) trades in India.
* Co-promoting and setting up of National Securities Depository Limited, first depository in India
* Setting up of S&P CNX Nifty.
* NSE pioneered commencement of Internet Trading in February 2000, which led to the wide popularization of the NSE in the broker community.
* Being the first exchange that, in 1996, proposed exchange traded derivatives, particularly on an equity index, in India. After four years of policy and regulatory debate and formulation, the NSE was permitted to start trading equity derivatives.
* Being the first and the only exchange to trade GOLD ETFs (exchange traded funds) in India.
* NSE has also launched the NSE-CNBC-TV18 media centre in association with CNBC-TV18.
* NSE.IT Limited, setup in 1999 , is a 100% subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India. A Vertical Specialist Enterprise, NSE.IT offers end-to-end Information Technology (IT) products, solutions and services.


November 1992 Incorporation
April 1993 Recognition as a stock exchange
May 1993 Formulation of business plan
June 1994 Wholesale Debt Market segment goes live
November 1994 Capital Market (Equities) segment goes live
March 1995 Establishment of Investor Grievance Cell
April 1995 Establishment of NSCCL, the first Clearing Corporation
June 1995 Introduction of centralised insurance cover for all trading members
July 1995 Establishment of Investor Protection Fund
October 1995 Became largest stock exchange in the country
April 1996 Commencement of clearing and settlement by NSCCL
April 1996 Launch of S&P CNX Nifty
June 1996 Establishment of Settlement Guarantee Fund
November 1996 Setting up of National Securities Depository Limited, first depository in India, co-promoted by NSE
November 1996 Best IT Usage award by Computer Society of India
December 1996 Commencement of trading/settlement in dematerialised securities
December 1996 Dataquest award for Top IT User
December 1996 Launch of CNX Nifty Junior
February 1997 Regional clearing facility goes live
November 1997 Best IT Usage award by Computer Society of India
May 1998 Promotion of joint venture, India Index Services & Products Limited (IISL)
May 1998 Launch of NSE’s Web-site: www.nse.co.in
July 1998 Launch of NSE’s Certification Programme in Financial Market
August 1998 CYBER CORPORATE OF THE YEAR 1998 award
February 1999 Launch of Automated Lending and Borrowing Mechanism
April 1999 CHIP Web Award by CHIP magazine
October 1999 Setting up of NSE.IT
January 2000 Launch of NSE Research Initiative
February 2000 Commencement of Internet Trading
June 2000 Commencement of Derivatives Trading (Index Futures)
September 2000 Launch of ‘Zero Coupon Yield Curve’
November 2000 Launch of Broker Plaza by Dotex International, a joint venture between NSE.IT Ltd. and i-flex Solutions Ltd.
December 2000 Commencement of WAP trading
June 2001 Commencement of trading in Index Options
July 2001 Commencement of trading in Options on Individual Securities
November 2001 Commencement of trading in Futures on Individual Securities
December 2001 Launch of NSE VaR for Government Securities
January 2002 Launch of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
May 2002 NSE wins the Wharton-Infosys Business Transformation Award in the Organization-wide Transformation category
October 2002 Launch of NSE Government Securities Index
January 2003 Commencement of trading in Retail Debt Market
June 2003 Launch of Interest Rate Futures
August 2003 Launch of Futures & options in CNXIT Index
June 2004 Launch of STP Interoperability
August 2004 Launch of NSE’s electronic interface for listed companies
March 2005 ‘India Innovation Award’ by EMPI Business School, New Delhi
June 2005 Launch of Futures & options in BANK Nifty Index
December 2006 ‘Derivative Exchange of the Year’, by Asia Risk magazine
January 2007 Launch of NSE – CNBC TV 18 media centre
March 2007 NSE, CRISIL announce launch of IndiaBondWatch.com
June 2007 NSE launches derivatives on Nifty Junior & CNX 100
October 2007 NSE launches derivatives on Nifty Midcap 50
January 2008 Introduction of Mini Nifty derivative contracts on 1 January 2008
March 2008 Introduction of long term option contracts on S&P CNX Nifty Index
April 2008 Launch of India VIX
April 2008 Launch of Securities Lending & Borrowing Scheme
August 2008 Launch of Currency Derivatives
August 2009 Launch of Interest Rate Futures
November 2009 Launch of Mutual Fund Service System
December 2009 Commencement of settlement of corporate bonds
February 2010 Launch of Currency Futures on additional currency pairs
October 2010 Launch of 5-minute special pre-open trading session, a mechanism under which investors can bid for stocks before the market opens.

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