Nifty IT index was trading with profits at 12:56PM (IST) on Tuesday.

Shares of HCL Technologies NSE 4.13 % (up 4.27 per cent), Mindtree NSE 4.04 % (up 3.82 per cent), Tech Mahindra NSE 2.68 % (up 3.35 per cent), Coforge (up 2.81 per cent) and Tata Consultancy NSE 1.05 % (up 1.65 per cent) were among the top gainers.

While Larsen & Toubro Infotech (down 1.4 per cent) was the sole loser in the index.

The Nifty IT index was trading 1.75 per cent up at 21767.25 around 12:56PM.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was up 59.65 points at 11932.7, while the BSE Sensex was up 251.25 points at 40682.85.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 26 were trading in the green, while 23 were in the red.

Shares of Vodafone Idea, Federal Bank, SBI, Bank of Baroda and Zee Ent. were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of Tata Comm, Ambuja Cements, JK Cement, ACC and Ruchi Soya Inds hit their fresh 52 week high in today's trade, while Mittal Life Style Ltd., Uniinfo Telecom Services Ltd., Vasa Retail & Overseas Ltd., Lypsa Gems & Jewellery Ltd., Sumit Woods Ltd., Zee Learn Ltd., Som Distilleries & Breweries Ltd., SKIL Infrastructure Ltd., Industrial Investment Trust Ltd. and Maheshwari Logistics Ltd. hit fresh 52 week low in trade.