Your question says that "I have no market knowledge".
Mutual Funds(MFs)are precisely for those who do not have market knowledge, but who want to invest as beginners.
In MFs the investor is not directly investing in the market but has access to the benefit of investing in the market through a medium of MF. The MF s have market experts who plan, act, and respond to the various situations arising in the market. However, as the risk is dealt with and responded by the MF, the return or loss is not as good or bad as an indirect investment.
Being a beginner you should start investing in small amounts in established and reputed Mutual Funds.
While the past performance record is not a guarantee for future performance, you can get a basic idea by going through the various Funds the Fund organization is handling. As you have already Googled on the matter, you can still search for more details with suitable keywords.
MFs investing in equity give more return, but carry more risk also. Funds investing in Debts are less risky but may not give a good return.
So you can pick funds where the investments are balanced in both. Similarly, you may also invest both in dividend-paying and growth ( dividend reinvesting).
Mutual funds may give good returns in the long run. Hence you should first decide how long you can spare your money. Similarly, you have to decide how much you can spare money now which you may not need now and can take the risk on.
Visit the websites of the Funds, financial newspapers, magazines, etc and do some homework o shortlist the Fund Houses and Funds you want to invest. You should also consider the charges deducted by them and any special clauses added in the fine print.
If you need to provide or tax exemption, then you can invest in Tax exempted fund -ELSS funds.