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AbbreviationStands For
AAFIAmateur Athletics Federation of India
AAPSOAfro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organisation
AASUAll Assam Students Union
ABMAnti Ballistic Missile
ACAlternate Current OR Air Conditioner
ACCAncillary Cadet Core
ADAno Domini (After the birth of Jesus)
ADBAsian Development Bank
ADSAir Defence Ship
AECAtomic Energy Commission
AEREAtomic Energy Research Establishment
AGOCAsian Games Organisation Committee
AHQAir Head Quarters
AHQArmy Head Quarters
AICCAll India Congress Committee
AICTEAll India Council of Technical Education
AIDSAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIFEAll India Football Federation
AIIMSAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
AILAeronautics India Limited
AIMPLBAll India Muslim Personal Law Board
AIRAll India Radio (Broadcasting)
AIRAnnual Information Report
AITUEAll India Trade Union Congress
AJTAdvanced Jet Trainer
AMAnti Meridian (Before Noon)
ANCAfrican National Congress
APECAsia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APEDAAgricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
APSCArmy Postal Services Core
ARCAdministrative Reforms Commission; Asset Reconstruction Corporation (of India)
ASEANAssociation of South East Asian Nations
ASLVAugmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
ASIArchaeological Survey of India
ASSOCHAMAssociated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (India)
ASWACAirborne Surveillance Warning and Control
ATSAnti Tetanus Serum
AUAfrican Union
AVESAcute Viral Encephalitic Syndrome
BAMSBachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
BARCBhabha Atomic Research Centre
BBCBritish Broadcasting Corporation
BCBefore Christ (Before the birth of Jesus)
BCGBacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti TB Vaccine)
BCCIBoard of Control for Cricket in India
BELBharat Electronics Limited
BENELUXBelgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg
BHELBharat Heavy Electronics Limited
BIFRBoard of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction (Formerly Industrial Reconstruction Finance Board)
BIMSTECBangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation
BISBureau of Indian Standards
B PharmaBachelor of Pharmacy
BSFBorder Security Force
CADCommand Area Development
CAGComptroller and Auditor General
CARECooperative for American Relief Everywhere
CASECommission for Alternative Sources of Energy
CBICentral Bureau of Investigation
CBSECentral. Board of Secondary Education
CCEACabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
CCSCabinet Committee on Security
C-DACCentre For Development of Advance Computing
BSNLBharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
BOACBritish Overseas Airways Corporation
BREADBasic Research Education and Development Society
BVRBeyond Visual Range
CABECentral Advisory Board of Education
CACCIConfederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry
CADPCommand Area Development Programme
CASConditional Access System
CASACurrent Account and Savings Account deposits
CCICricket Club of India
CDCertificate of Deposit
CDMACode Division Multiple Access
CDRICentral Drug Research Institute
CHOGMCommonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CIACentral Intelligence Agency (U.S.A.)
CIDCriminal Investigation Department
CISCommonwealth of Independent States
CISFCentral Industrial Security Force
CITUCentre of Indian Trade Unions
CLATCommon Law Admission Test (Started May 2008)
CMPCommon Minimum Programme
CNGCompressed Natural Gas
CNLUChanakya National Law University
CNPCChina National Petroleum Corporation
CODCentral Ordnance Depot
COFEPOSAConservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act
CPOCentral Passport Organisation
CPRICentral Power Research Institute
CRPFCentral Reserve Police Force
CRRCash Reserve Ratio
CSIRCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research
CSOCentral Statistical Organisation
CSTOCollective Security Treaty Organisation
CTSComputerised Tomography Scanner
CVCCentral Vigilance Commission
DAEDepartment of Atomic Energy
DDTDichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane
DFDR‘Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black box)’
DIASDirect Internet Access System
DIGDeputy Inspector General
D. LittDoctor of Literature
DMDistrict Magistrate
DMKDravida Munetra Kazhagam
DMRCDelhi Metro Rail Corporation
DNADi-oxyribo-Nucleic Acid
DOARTDeep Ocean Assessment and Reporting Technology
DPAP‘Drought Prone Area Programme
DPCDabhol Power Company
DPPDabhol Power Project
DRDODefence Research and Development Organisation
DTHDirect to Home
DVCDamodar Valley Corporation
DVDDigital Versatile Disk
EASEast Asia Summit
EASEmployment Assurance Scheme
ECDEuropean Central Bank
ECILElectronics Corporation of India Limited
ECGElectro Cardiogram
EDCILEducational Consultants India Ltd.
EDIEducational Development Index
EDUSATEducation Satellite
EECEurasian Economic Community
EECEuropean Economic Community
EEGElectro Encephalogram
EETExempt, Exempt, Taxable
ELISAEnzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
EMFElectromotive Force
EPABXElectronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange
EPICElector’s Photo Identity Card
EPZExport Processing Zone
ERDAEnergy Research and Development Administration
ESCAPEconomic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (This is the new name of ECAFE)
ESMAEssential Services Maintenance Act
EVMElectronic Voting Machine
EXIM BankExport-Import Bank of India
FAOFood and Agriculture Organisation
FBIFederal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
FBTRFast Breeder Test Reactor
FCIFertilizer Corporation of India
FCIFood Corporation of India
FDIForeign Direct Investment
FDRFlight Data Recorder (Black Box)
FERAForeign Exchange Regulation Act
FEMAForeign Exchange Management Act
FICAFederation of International Cricketer’s Association
FICCIFederation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FIPBForeign Investment Promotion Board
FIRFirst Information Report
FRSFellow of the Royal Society
FTAFree Trade Agreement
FTIIFilms and Television Institute of India
FTZFree Trade Zone
GAILGas Authority of India Limited
GATTGeneral Agreement on Tariff and Trade
GDPGross Domestic Product
GICGeneral Insurance Corporation
GISTGlobal Institute of Science and Technology
GMTGreenwich Mean Time
GNLFGorkha National Liberation Front
GNPGross National Product
GPFGeneral Provident Fund
GPOGeneral Post Office
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GSIGeological Survey of India
GUAMGeorgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
HACHindustan Aluminium Corporation
HALHindustan Aeronautics Limited
HCFHighest Common Factor
HDFCHousing Development Finance Corporation
HIVHuman Immuno-deficiency Virus
HMTHindustan Machine Tools
HUDCOHousing and Urban Development Corporation
HYVSHigh Yield Variety Seeds
IAAIInternational Airport Authority of India
lACIndian Airlines Corporation
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
IARIIndian Agricultural Research Institute
IBAIndian Bank Association
IBRDInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
IBSAIndia, Brazil, South Africa
ICARIndian Council of Agricultural Research
ICBMInter Continental Ballistic Missile
ICCInternational Cricket Council
ICFTUInternational Confederation of Free Trade Unions
ICICIIndustrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
ICJInternational Court of Justice
ICMRIndian Council of Medical Research
ICRIERIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
ICSIIndian Company Secretaries Institute
ICSIDInternational Centre for Settlement of Industrial Disputes
ICRCInternational Committee of the Red Cross
ICSSRIndian Council of Scientific and Social Research
IDAInternational Development Agency
IDBIIndustrial Development Bank of India
IDOInternational Defence Organisation
IDPLIndian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
IFAIndian Football Association
IFCIIndustrial Finance Corporation of India
IFFIInternational Film Festival of India
IFFCOIndian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative
IFPRIInternational Food Policy Research Institute (Located in Washington)
IFTUInternational Federation of Trade Unions
IFWJIndian Federation of Working Journalists
IGCARIndira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
IGMDPIntegrated Guided Missile Development Programme
IGNCAIndira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
IIFAInternational Indian Film Academy
IIPAIndian Institute of Public Administration
IISIndian Institute of Sciences
IISCOIndian Iron and Steel Company
IITIndian Institute of Technology
ILOInternational Labour Organisation
IMAIndian Military Academy
IMDTIllegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
IMOInstant Money Order
INGCAIndira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art
INSIndian Naval Ship
INSIndian News Paper Society
INSATIndian National Satellite
INSDOCIndian National Scientific Documentation Centre
INTELSATInternational Telecommunication Satellite
INTERPOLInternational Police Organisation
INTUCIndian National Trade Union Congress
INTACHIndian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
INXFACIndian Naval Extra-Fast Attact Craft
IOCIndian Oil Corporation
IOCInternational Olympic Committee
IPCIndian Penal Code
IPKFIndian Peace Keeping Force
IQIntelligence Quotient
IRBMIntermediate Range Ballistic Missile
IRCInternational Red Cross
IRDAInsurance Regulatory Development Authority
IRDPIntegrated Rural Development Programme
ISBIndian Standard Bureau
ISIInter Services Intelligence (Pakistan)
ISMIndian School of Mines
ISOInternational Organisation for Standardisation
ISPInternet Services Provider
ISROIndian Space Research Organisation
ISSPIndian Scientific Satellite Project
ISTIndian Standard Time
ITBPIndo-Tibet Border Police
ITDCIndian Tourism Development Corporation
ITERInternational Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
ITESInformation Technology Enabled Services
ITPOIndian Trade Promotion Organisation
ITOInternational Trade Organisation
ITUCIndian Trade Union Congress
IUCNInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resource
IUPEPIntegrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme
JMMJharkhand Mukti Morcha
JVPJanatha Vimukthi Peramuna
KGKinder Garten
KYCKnow Your Customer
LASERLight Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LIBORLondon Inter Bank Offered Rate
LICLife Insurance Corporation of India
LLBBachelor of Law
LLMMaster of Law
LMGLight Machine Gum
LoCLine of Control (Pakistan)
LoACLine of Actual Control (China)
LPGLiquefied Petroleum Gas
LSDLysergic acid diethylamide
LTTELiberation Tigers of Tamil Elam
MAMaster of Arts
MAIMultilateral Agreement on Investment
MASERMicrowave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
MBAMaster of Business Administration
MBBSBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MBTMain Battle Tank
MCAMaster of Computer Application
MCAMonetary Compensatory Allowance
MCCMelbourne Cricket Club
MDDoctor of Medicine
MDMAMulti Disciplinary Monitoring Agency
MFALAMarginal Farmers and Agricultural Labourers Agency
MFNMost Favoured Nation
MIMilitary Intelligence
MISAMaintenance of Internal Security Act
MITMechachusates Institute of Technology (USA)
MLAMember of Legislative Assembly
MLCMember of Legislative Council
MNCMulti National Corporation
MNNAMajor Non-NATO Alley
MRCPMember of Royal College of Physicians
MRCSMember of Royal College of Surgeons
MRTPCMonopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
MODVATModified Value Added Tax
NABARDNational Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
NACONational AIDS Control Organisation
NADTNational Authority on Drugs and Therapeutics
NAEPNational Adult Education Programme
NAFEDNational Agricultural and Marketing Federation
NAFTANorth American Free Trade Agreement
NAPPNarora Atomic Power Plant
NARINational AIDS Research Institute
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
NASDAQNational Association of Security Dealer’s Active Quotation
NASSCOMNational Association of Software & Service Companies
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NBRANational Biotechnology Regulatory Authority
NBFCNon-Banking Financial Companies
NCANational Cricket Academy
NCWNational Commission for Women
NCCRNational Council for Civil Right
NCERTNational Council of Educational Research & Training
NCHRHNational Council for Human Resource in Health
NDANational Defence Academy
NDDBNational Dairy Development Board
NDFNational Defence Fund.
NDTLNet Demand and Time Liabilities
NEANational Environment Authority
NEDFINorth-Eastern Development Financial Institution Ltd.
NEERINational Environment Engineering Research Institute
NEFANorth-East Frontier Agency
NEGPNational E-governance Plan
NEPANational Environment Protection Authority
NFDCNational Film Development Corporation
NFLNational Fertilizer Limited
NHRCNational Human Rights Commission
NICONew Information and Communication Order
NIDCNational Industrial Development Corporation
NIFNational Innovative Foundation
NIITNational Institute of Information Technology
NIMHANSNational Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
NISMNational Institute of Securities Market
NITIENational Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
NLLMNational Legal Literacy Mission
NMCCNational Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
NMDSNational Missile Defence System (US)
NMEPNational Malaria Eradication Programme
NMITLINew Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative
NOIDANew Okhla Industrial Development Authority
NPCNational Productivity Council
NPPNational Population Policy
NPTNuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRCNuclear Regulatory Commission
NRDCNational Research and Development Corporation
NREGANational Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
NREPNational Rural Employment Programme
NRHMNational Rural Health Mission
NRINon Resident Indian
NRSANational Remote Sensing Agency
NSCNational Security Council
NSCNNational Social Council of Nagaland
NSSONational Sample Survey Organisation
NTCNational Textile Corporation
NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation
NUEPANational University of Educational Planning and Administration
OGLOpen General Licence
OILOil India Limited
OICOverseas Indian Citizenship
OIGSOn Indian Government Service
OILOil India Limited
OKAll Correct
ONGCOil and Natural Gas Commission
OPECOrganisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
PACPublic Accounts Committee
PACProfessional Aptitude Council
PANPermanent Account Number
PCIPress Council of India
PCSProvincial Civil Services
PESOPetroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO is the changed name of Department of Explosives)
PETAPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PFCLPower Finance Corporation Limited
PFRDAPension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
Ph. DDoctor of ‘Philosophy
PHDCCIProgress, Harmony and Development Chambers of Commerce and Industry
PILPublic Interest Litigation
PINPostal lndex Number
PLOPalestine Liberation Organisation
PMPost Meridian
PMPrime Minister
PNRPassenger Numerical Record
POSCOPohang Steel Company
POTAPrevention of Terrorism Act
PSLVPolar. Satellite Launch Vehicle
PTCPower Trading Corporation
PTIPress Trust of India
PROPublic Relations Officer
PTOPlease Turn Over
PVCParamvir Chakra
PVCPoly Vinyl Chloride
PVSMParam Vishisht Seva Medal
PWDPublic Work’s Department
PWGPeople’s War Group
QEDQuod Erat Demonstrandum (Which was to be proved)
QEFQuod Erat Faciendum (Which was to be done)
QEIQuod Erat Inveniendum (Which was to be found)
QIPQualified Institutional Placement
QMGQuarter Master General
RADARRadio Angle Direction and Range
RAFRapid Action Force
RAWResearch and Analysis Wing
R & DResearch and Development
RBIReserve Bank of India
RCCReinforced Cement Concrete
RDXResearch Developed Explosive
RIMCRashtriya Indian Military College
RLEGPRural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme
RMSRailway Mail Service
RNARibonucleic Acid
RPMRevolutions Per Minute
RRBRegional Rural Banks
RSSRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
RSVPRepondez sil vous Plait (Fr.) reply, if you please
RTORegional Transport Officer
RTRARail Tariff Regulatory Authority
SAARCSouth Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SACSpace Application Centre
SAFTASouth Asian Free Trade Agreement
SAISports Authority of India
SAILSteel Authority of India Limited
SAPTASouth Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement
SARSSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SCSecurity Council/Supreme Court
SCIShipping Corporation of India
SCOShanghai Cooperation Organisation
SCOPEStanding Conference of Public Enterprises
SCRASpecial Class Railway Apprentice
SCRAMJETSupersonic Combustion Ramjet
SDRSpecial Drawing Rights
SEBISecurity Exchange Board of India
SEWASelf-Employed Women’s Association
SFCState Financial Corporation
SGPCSiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee
SGRYSampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojana
SGSYSwarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
SHARShri Harikota Range
SIDBISmall Industries Development Bank of India
SIDCState Industrial Development Corporation
SISSecret Intelligence Service (U.K)
SITASuppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act
SLVSatellite Launch Vehicle
SMSShort Message Service
SMSSubscriber Management System
SNIPESSociety for the National Institutes of Physical Education and Sports
SPCASociety for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
SPICMCSociety for the Promotion of Indian Classical music and culture
STARSSatellite Tracking and Ranging Station
STDSubscribers Trunk Dialing
STPISoftware Technology Parks of India
SWAPOSouth West African People’s Organisation
TATerritorial Anmy
TATravelling Aliowance
TELCOTata Engineering and Locomotive Company
TELEXTeleprinter Exchange
TERCTrade and Economic Relations Committee
TERLSThumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
TFCITourism Finance Corporation of India Limited
TISCOTata Iron and Steel Company Limited
TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language
TRATea Research Association
TRAITelecom Regulatory Authority of India
TRIPSTrade Related Intellectual Property Rights
TTETravelling Ticket Examiner
TTFITable Tennis Federation of India
TWATrans World Airlines (USA)
TWASThird World Academy of Sciences
UDCUniversity Development Commission
UDCUpper Division Clerk
UFOUnidentified Flying Object
UGCUniversity Grants Commission
UHTUltra High Temperature
ULFAUnited Liberation Front of Assam
UNASURUnion of South American Nations (Spanish: Unión de Naciones Suramericanas)
UNCLOSUN Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNEFUnited Nations Emergency Force
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNESCOUnited Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organisation
UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFPAUnited Nations for Population Activities
UNHCRUnited Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNIUnited News of India
UNICEFUnited Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
UNIFILUnited Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
UNOUnited Nations Organisation
UPAUnited Progressive Alliance
UPSUninterrupted Power Supply
UPSCUnion Public Service Commission
USSRUnion of Soviet Socialist Republic
UTIUnit Trust of India
VATValue Added Tax
VBALValue Based Advanced Licencing
VDISVoluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
VCVictoria Cross
VIPVery Important Person
VPPValue Payable Post
VRSVoluntary Retirement Scheme
VSNLVidesh Sanchar Nigam Limited
VSSCVikram Sarabhai Space Centre
WCCBWildlife Crime Control Bureau
WCARWorld Conference Against Racism
WEFWorld Economic Forum
WFCWorld Food Council
WGIGWorking Group on Internet Governance
WHOWorld Health Organisation
WILLWireless in Local Loop
WIPOWorld Intellectual Property Organisation
WLL–MMobile Wireless in Local Loop
WMOWorld Meteorological Organisation
WWFWorld Wild Life Fund
WPIWholesale Price Index
WSISWorld Summit on Information Society
WTOWorld Trade Organisation
WWFWar Wounded Foundation
WWFWorld Wild Life Fund for Nature
WWWWorld Wide Web
YMCAYoung Men’s Christians Association
YWCAYoung Women’s Christians Association
ZBBZero Based Budgeting
ZSIZoological Survey of India


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