Besides, optimistic buying by participants ahead of the release of fourth quarter earnings by India's largest software services company TCS, influenced market sentiments.
The 30-share index, which had lost 244.75 points in the previous session, recovered by 76.54 points, or 0.27 percent, at 28,876.23 with oil & gas, consumer durables, PSU, auto and tech sector stocks, leading the recovery.

On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty edged higher by 9.80 points, or 0.11 percent, at 8,760.
Brokers said besides expectations of better Q4 earnings from TCS, to be released later in the day, a mixed trend in the Asian region after the US shares rose overnight, influenced the sentiments here.
TCS shares were trading higher by 0.38 percent at Rs 2,634.90 in early trade. Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up by 0.31 percent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.48 percent in early trade on Thursday.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.42 percent in Wednesday's trade.

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