Essay on Study of Seasonality in the Indian Stock Market

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A Project Report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Business Administration

Under the guidance of:
Dr. S.K. Tuteja

Submitted by:
Sachin Garg
F-045, MBA(FT) 2011-13

Faculty of Management Studies
University of Delhi
Delhi – 110007


This is to certify that this project report titled “Testing Seasonality in the Indian Stock Market”, submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business Administration, is based on my original research work under the guidance of Dr. S.K. Tuteja. The report has not been submitted elsewhere for any other purpose. All references used have
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