Shares of Wipro today rose nearly 3 per cent as the IT major will be entering the National Stock Exchange’s 50-share Nifty index with effect from September 27.

Wipro’s scrip jumped 2.97 per cent to Rs 468.50 on the NSE. On the BSE, the stock climbed 2.87 per cent to Rs 468.

Shares of Reliance Infrastructure, however, tanked 5.71 per cent to Rs 312.40 on the NSE.

Wipro will enter the Nifty index with effect from September 27, while Reliance Infrastructure would exit.

The decision regarding these changes were announced yesterday by India Index Services & Products Ltd, a joint venture of NSE and Crisil, which manages the various indices at the exchange.

Earlier, Wipro was dropped from the CNX Nifty index from April 1 as its non-IT businesses were hived off into a separate unit.

As part of periodic review, the new changes would become with effect from September 27, 2013.

(This article was published on August 28, 2013)
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