Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan rose, while indices in China and South Korea fell. In Europe, indices in France, Germany and UK were lower.
Foreign institutional investors continued their selling spree and sold local shares worth a net Rs 567.02 crore, according to provisional stock exchange data.
In the domestic market, 15 Sensex shares rose, led by Coal India 4.77 pc, Cipla 3.38 pc, GAIL India 2.49 pc, Tata Power 1.82 pc and Dr Reddy's Lab 1.62 pc.
Larsen & Toubro dropped 2.03 pc, followed by Axis Bank 1.74 pc, Sesa Sterlite 1.67 pc, BHEL 1.33 pc and ONGC 1.09 pc.
Among the S&P BSE sectoral indices, Healthcare rose 1.04 pc and Auto 0.71 pc, while Capital Goods dropped 1.35 pc and Consumer Durables 0.58 pc.
The market breadth remained positive as 1,503 stocks gained and 1,072 fell. Total turnover was almost stable at Rs 2,353.84 crore.