Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty too moved up by 28.25 points, or 0.47%, to 6,001.55.
Brokers said increased buying by funds amid a mixed trend in the Asian region following overnight gains on the US market after US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke said the bank had no plan to wind down its stimulus until the economy was back on track, mainly influenced the trading sentiment here.
Besides, expectations of encouraging earnings from corporates also generated buying activity, they said.
Meanwhile, Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.82%, while Hong Kong's Hang seng index was down 0.06% in early trade on Thursday.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.12% in Wednesday's trade.