The mutual fund industry has grown satisfactorily over the past decade. From the days when it was felt that a savings oriented institution like the unit trust of India needs to be established in the early 1960’s, the industry has grown enormously in the past decade. In fact, the entire nature of the industry has completely not only in quantitative aspects. The mutual fund industry now offers a very wide range of choices for investment to the potential investors. The whole paper is divided into three sections. In the first part, we have discussed the origin and growth of mutual fund in India. In the next section, we have focused on the types ofrisks in mutual fund. In the third section, we have analysed the importance of mutual fund as an investment product.
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S.S. Khanuja, Deepa Tahalyani. Mutual Funds – Growth in India, Market Risks and Importance as an Investment Product. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 8(1): January - March, 2017, 100-106. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2017.00015.8