Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on nearly every part of the world and made the economy completely or partially slow down because of the lockdown initiated in order to combat the pandemic. The pandemic caused a lot of havoc in the livelihood of human habitats but lockdown and isolation were important to control the speed of the corona pandemic. The investor’s perception towards investment probably changed in a negative way in the era of the pandemic and the investors’ perceptional variance can be depicted through the study of Index behavior. The negative perception of the investors towards a specific sector or towards the whole stock market can be a long-term problem for the future. The present study is attempted to know the perception of investors towards the stock market as a whole by conducting a study on some specific selected industries and sectors by observing the changes in several BSE index values in pre and post-pandemic periods.  Through this study, we noticed that the perception of the investors has changed during the period, and with these observations, we suggest certain recommendations in the concerned area in view of the sector’s volatility in the future, for the overall benefits of the investors and on future research scope.

Authors & Affiliation: Priyajit Ray1 and Shounak Das*2

1Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

2Kaliachak Government Polytechnic, Malda, West Bengal, India.