CSE is the first stock exchange in Kerala recognised by SEBI ( Securities and Exchange Board of India ). The state which has bagged the highest literacy rate and the maximum number of NRIs in India.

Kerala is located on the southern tip of India which enjoys all natural blessings and stands ahead in exports, industries, education, tourism and trade. Cochin is located in the central part of the state which is the business and commercial capital of Kerala and also one of the main trade centers in India which is located on the coast of the Arabian sea.

CSE started its operations in the year 1978 with 14 members and now it has 507 members and the only Stock Exchange in India which has the highest number of lady members and professionals. CSE has the credit of being the first Stock Exchange in India which has computerized its entire operations in 1987 and started the on-line trading system. Today CSE is equipped with the most modern breed of computers and programs to do on-line trading known as COLT (CSE on-line Trading) which is going to linked to the Internet for Web based trading.