In early trade on Monday, equity benchmark indexes rose, reflecting a favourable trend in Asian markets. The BSE Sensex gained 165.9 points, reaching 61,168.47. The Nifty rose 35.25 points to 17,979.45.
Power Grid, HCL Technologies, ITC, Bharti Airtel, Hindustan Unilever, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, NTPC, and HDFC Bank were among the big Sensex pack winners.
Among the top laggards were Tata Steel, Wipro, Nestlé, Bajaj Finserv, Titan, and Bajaj Finance.
Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and China were trading in the green in Asian markets.
On Friday, the American markets closed on a mixed note.
On Friday, the 30-share BSE benchmark fell 316.94 points, or 0.52 percent, to end at 61,002.57. The Nifty fell 91.65 points, or 0.51 percent, to 17,944.20.
Brent crude, the international oil standard, rose 0.65% to $83.55 per barrel.
According to exchange statistics, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) sold shares worth 624.61 crore on Friday.