Blue chips gain on buying by foreign investors, who have helped push up index this year. FIIs bought 1.16 billion rupees ($18.72 million) in Indian shares on Monday, exchange data showed.
In Indian rupee terms, the BSE index is up 9.1 percent so far this year, compared with a 25.7 percent gain last year, a middle-of-the-pack performance in local currency terms for Asia-Pacific exchanges, according to exchanges.
However, in US dollar terms, BSE is down 3.1 percent, the region's seventh worst performer as per Thomson Reuters data.
Apollo Tyres Ltd is up 4 percent after a deal to acquire U.S.-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co fell through late last night.
* Trent Ltd shares rise 3.9 percent a day after India's foreign investment regulator approved a $110 million investment plan by Britain's Tesco.