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Have you ever wondered where your shares are stored when you buy them? How is it possible to maintain all the stocks of all listed companies? Well, depositories are the entities that hold your shares, but how do they manage it all? This course will help you to understand everything about these stock depositories.

1 Modules

23 mins


Course Outline

What will you learn:

  • Journey of depositories in India.

  • Why there is a need for depositories.

  • All about the duopoly in the depository industry.

  • Analysis of a listed depository.

About Course

When you buy something, you find solace in holding it, touching it, enjoying it, but what to do with something intangible? What happens when you buy shares? Where do all the shares go and who holds them? The answer is depositories; Depositories are the entities that store your shares in a paperless form and deliver them to you when you want to sell them. They’re similar to the locker facility in the bank.

The fascinating service of depositories maintains the records of all the shares of the companies listed in the stock market, their owners, and to whom they are selling. India has two major functioning depositories, do you know about them? This course will give you an in-depth idea about the journey of Depositories in India and how depositories act like the server for your shares. The course will also tell you about the journey and business model of the major depository that is listed on the stock exchange and how it manages its operations in the Indian stock market.

What you will get?





Course Syllabus

  • How depositories work?
  • Analysis of the only listed depository


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There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it would be helpful if you first watch our course on  “Qualitative analysis’'  as it would help you understand basic financial concepts.

Quick, quicker, quickest! This course falls under the Sprint category and can be completed in 23 minutes duration.

In the course we have discussed the depository industry in india. Further,we have compared the business model of both the depositories in India i.e NSDL and CDSL.

This course is a part of the certification “Business Analysis” offered by Quest.However, in order to obtain the certificate you would have to complete other courses in the certification as well.

No, you do not need to install any specific software for this course. However, it is advised for a user to have an active Internet connection and an updated web browser for a seamless learning experience. 


Finology provides you with an opportunity to access all its tools and courses by subscribing to Finology One. Hence, you can access this course as long as your subscription of Finology One is active.


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