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Abbreviation Stands For
AAFI Amateur Athletics Federation of India
AAPSO Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organisation
AASU All Assam Students Union
ABM Anti Ballistic Missile
AC Alternate Current OR Air Conditioner
ACC Ancillary Cadet Core
AD Ano Domini (After the birth of Jesus)
ADB Asian Development Bank
ADS Air Defence Ship
AEC Atomic Energy Commission
AERE Atomic Energy Research Establishment
AGOC Asian Games Organisation Committee
AHQ Air Head Quarters
AHQ Army Head Quarters
AICC All India Congress Committee
AICTE All India Council of Technical Education
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIFE All India Football Federation
AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences
AIL Aeronautics India Limited
AIMPLB All India Muslim Personal Law Board
AIR All India Radio (Broadcasting)
AIR Annual Information Report
AITUE All India Trade Union Congress
AJT Advanced Jet Trainer
AM Anti Meridian (Before Noon)
ANC African National Congress
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APEDA Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
APSC Army Postal Services Core
ARC Administrative Reforms Commission; Asset Reconstruction Corporation (of India)
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
ASLV Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
ASI Archaeological Survey of India
ASSOCHAM Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (India)
ASWAC Airborne Surveillance Warning and Control
ATS Anti Tetanus Serum
AU African Union
AVES Acute Viral Encephalitic Syndrome
BAMS Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
BARC Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BC Before Christ (Before the birth of Jesus)
BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti TB Vaccine)
BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India
BEL Bharat Electronics Limited
BENELUX Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg
BHEL Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited
BIFR Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction (Formerly Industrial Reconstruction Finance Board)
BIMSTEC Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation
BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
B Pharma Bachelor of Pharmacy
BSF Border Security Force
CAD Command Area Development
CAG Comptroller and Auditor General
CARE Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere
CASE Commission for Alternative Sources of Energy
CBI Central Bureau of Investigation
CBSE Central. Board of Secondary Education
CCEA Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
CCS Cabinet Committee on Security
C-DAC Centre For Development of Advance Computing
BSNL Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation
BREAD Basic Research Education and Development Society
BVR Beyond Visual Range
CABE Central Advisory Board of Education
CACCI Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry
CADP Command Area Development Programme
CAS Conditional Access System
CASA Current Account and Savings Account deposits
CCI Cricket Club of India
CD Certificate of Deposit
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
CDRI Central Drug Research Institute
CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CIA Central Intelligence Agency (U.S.A.)
CID Criminal Investigation Department
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CISF Central Industrial Security Force
CITU Centre of Indian Trade Unions
CLAT Common Law Admission Test (Started May 2008)
CMP Common Minimum Programme
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CNLU Chanakya National Law University
CNPC China National Petroleum Corporation
COD Central Ordnance Depot
COFEPOSA Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act
CPO Central Passport Organisation
CPRI Central Power Research Institute
CRPF Central Reserve Police Force
CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
CSO Central Statistical Organisation
CSTO Collective Security Treaty Organisation
CTS Computerised Tomography Scanner
CVC Central Vigilance Commission
DAE Department of Atomic Energy
DDT Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane
DFDR ‘Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black box)’
DIAS Direct Internet Access System
DIG Deputy Inspector General
D. Litt Doctor of Literature
DM District Magistrate
DMK Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
DMRC Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
DNA Di-oxyribo-Nucleic Acid
DOART Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting Technology
DPAP ‘Drought Prone Area Programme
DPC Dabhol Power Company
DPP Dabhol Power Project
DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
DTH Direct to Home
DVC Damodar Valley Corporation
DVD Digital Versatile Disk
EAS East Asia Summit
EAS Employment Assurance Scheme
ECD European Central Bank
ECIL Electronics Corporation of India Limited
ECG Electro Cardiogram
EDCIL Educational Consultants India Ltd.
EDI Educational Development Index
EDUSAT Education Satellite
EEC Eurasian Economic Community
EEC European Economic Community
EEG Electro Encephalogram
EET Exempt, Exempt, Taxable
ELISA Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
EMF Electromotive Force
EPABX Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange
EPIC Elector’s Photo Identity Card
EPZ Export Processing Zone
ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration
ESCAP Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (This is the new name of ECAFE)
ESMA Essential Services Maintenance Act
EVM Electronic Voting Machine
EXIM Bank Export-Import Bank of India
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
FBTR Fast Breeder Test Reactor
FCI Fertilizer Corporation of India
FCI Food Corporation of India
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FDR Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)
FERA Foreign Exchange Regulation Act
FEMA Foreign Exchange Management Act
FICA Federation of International Cricketer’s Association
FICCI Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FIPB Foreign Investment Promotion Board
FIR First Information Report
FRS Fellow of the Royal Society
FTA Free Trade Agreement
FTII Films and Television Institute of India
FTZ Free Trade Zone
GAIL Gas Authority of India Limited
GATT General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GIC General Insurance Corporation
GIST Global Institute of Science and Technology
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GNLF Gorkha National Liberation Front
GNP Gross National Product
GPF General Provident Fund
GPO General Post Office
GPS Global Positioning System
GSI Geological Survey of India
GUAM Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
HAC Hindustan Aluminium Corporation
HAL Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
HCF Highest Common Factor
HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation
HIV Human Immuno-deficiency Virus
HMT Hindustan Machine Tools
HUDCO Housing and Urban Development Corporation
HYVS High Yield Variety Seeds
IAAI International Airport Authority of India
lAC Indian Airlines Corporation
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IARI Indian Agricultural Research Institute
IBA Indian Bank Association
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
IBSA India, Brazil, South Africa
ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research
ICBM Inter Continental Ballistic Missile
ICC International Cricket Council
ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
ICICI Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
ICJ International Court of Justice
ICMR Indian Council of Medical Research
ICRIER Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
ICSI Indian Company Secretaries Institute
ICSID International Centre for Settlement of Industrial Disputes
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICSSR Indian Council of Scientific and Social Research
IDA International Development Agency
IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
IDO International Defence Organisation
IDPL Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
IFA Indian Football Association
IFCI Industrial Finance Corporation of India
IFFI International Film Festival of India
IFFCO Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute (Located in Washington)
IFTU International Federation of Trade Unions
IFWJ Indian Federation of Working Journalists
IGCAR Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
IGMDP Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
IGNCA Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
IIFA International Indian Film Academy
IIPA Indian Institute of Public Administration
IIS Indian Institute of Sciences
IISCO Indian Iron and Steel Company
IIT Indian Institute of Technology
ILO International Labour Organisation
IMA Indian Military Academy
IMDT Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMO Instant Money Order
INGCA Indira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art
INS Indian Naval Ship
INS Indian News Paper Society
INSAT Indian National Satellite
INSDOC Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre
INTELSAT International Telecommunication Satellite
INTERPOL International Police Organisation
INTUC Indian National Trade Union Congress
INTACH Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
INXFAC Indian Naval Extra-Fast Attact Craft
IOC Indian Oil Corporation
IOC International Olympic Committee
IPC Indian Penal Code
IPKF Indian Peace Keeping Force
IQ Intelligence Quotient
IRBM Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
IRC International Red Cross
IRDA Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
IRDP Integrated Rural Development Programme
ISB Indian Standard Bureau
ISI Inter Services Intelligence (Pakistan)
ISM Indian School of Mines
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
ISP Internet Services Provider
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
ISSP Indian Scientific Satellite Project
IST Indian Standard Time
ITBP Indo-Tibet Border Police
ITDC Indian Tourism Development Corporation
ITER International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
ITES Information Technology Enabled Services
ITPO Indian Trade Promotion Organisation
ITO International Trade Organisation
ITUC Indian Trade Union Congress
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resource
IUPEP Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme
JMM Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
JVP Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
KG Kinder Garten
KYC Know Your Customer
LASER Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LIBOR London Inter Bank Offered Rate
LIC Life Insurance Corporation of India
LLB Bachelor of Law
LLM Master of Law
LMG Light Machine Gum
LoC Line of Control (Pakistan)
LoAC Line of Actual Control (China)
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LSD Lysergic acid diethylamide
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam
MA Master of Arts
MAI Multilateral Agreement on Investment
MASER Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MBT Main Battle Tank
MCA Master of Computer Application
MCA Monetary Compensatory Allowance
MCC Melbourne Cricket Club
MD Doctor of Medicine
MDMA Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency
MFALA Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labourers Agency
MFN Most Favoured Nation
MI Military Intelligence
MISA Maintenance of Internal Security Act
MIT Mechachusates Institute of Technology (USA)
MLA Member of Legislative Assembly
MLC Member of Legislative Council
MNC Multi National Corporation
MNNA Major Non-NATO Alley
MRCP Member of Royal College of Physicians
MRCS Member of Royal College of Surgeons
MRTPC Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
MODVAT Modified Value Added Tax
NABARD National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
NACO National AIDS Control Organisation
NADT National Authority on Drugs and Therapeutics
NAEP National Adult Education Programme
NAFED National Agricultural and Marketing Federation
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NAPP Narora Atomic Power Plant
NARI National AIDS Research Institute
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
NASDAQ National Association of Security Dealer’s Active Quotation
NASSCOM National Association of Software & Service Companies
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NBRA National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority
NBFC Non-Banking Financial Companies
NCA National Cricket Academy
NCW National Commission for Women
NCCR National Council for Civil Right
NCERT National Council of Educational Research & Training
NCHRH National Council for Human Resource in Health
NDA National Defence Academy
NDDB National Dairy Development Board
NDF National Defence Fund.
NDTL Net Demand and Time Liabilities
NEA National Environment Authority
NEDFI North-Eastern Development Financial Institution Ltd.
NEERI National Environment Engineering Research Institute
NEFA North-East Frontier Agency
NEGP National E-governance Plan
NEPA National Environment Protection Authority
NFDC National Film Development Corporation
NFL National Fertilizer Limited
NHRC National Human Rights Commission
NICO New Information and Communication Order
NIDC National Industrial Development Corporation
NIF National Innovative Foundation
NIIT National Institute of Information Technology
NIMHANS National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
NISM National Institute of Securities Market
NITIE National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
NLLM National Legal Literacy Mission
NMCC National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
NMDS National Missile Defence System (US)
NMEP National Malaria Eradication Programme
NMITLI New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative
NOIDA New Okhla Industrial Development Authority
NPC National Productivity Council
NPP National Population Policy
NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRDC National Research and Development Corporation
NREGA National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
NREP National Rural Employment Programme
NRHM National Rural Health Mission
NRI Non Resident Indian
NRSA National Remote Sensing Agency
NSC National Security Council
NSCN National Social Council of Nagaland
NSSO National Sample Survey Organisation
NTC National Textile Corporation
NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation
NUEPA National University of Educational Planning and Administration
OGL Open General Licence
OIL Oil India Limited
OIC Overseas Indian Citizenship
OIGS On Indian Government Service
OIL Oil India Limited
OK All Correct
ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Commission
OPEC Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
PAC Public Accounts Committee
PAC Professional Aptitude Council
PAN Permanent Account Number
PCI Press Council of India
PCS Provincial Civil Services
PESO Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO is the changed name of Department of Explosives)
PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PFCL Power Finance Corporation Limited
PFRDA Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
Ph. D Doctor of ‘Philosophy
PHDCCI Progress, Harmony and Development Chambers of Commerce and Industry
PIL Public Interest Litigation
PIN Postal lndex Number
PLO Palestine Liberation Organisation
PM Post Meridian
PM Prime Minister
PNR Passenger Numerical Record
POSCO Pohang Steel Company
POTA Prevention of Terrorism Act
PSLV Polar. Satellite Launch Vehicle
PTC Power Trading Corporation
PTI Press Trust of India
PRO Public Relations Officer
PTO Please Turn Over
PVC Paramvir Chakra
PVC Poly Vinyl Chloride
PVSM Param Vishisht Seva Medal
PWD Public Work’s Department
PWG People’s War Group
QED Quod Erat Demonstrandum (Which was to be proved)
QEF Quod Erat Faciendum (Which was to be done)
QEI Quod Erat Inveniendum (Which was to be found)
QIP Qualified Institutional Placement
QMG Quarter Master General
RADAR Radio Angle Direction and Range
RAF Rapid Action Force
RAW Research and Analysis Wing
R & D Research and Development
RBI Reserve Bank of India
RCC Reinforced Cement Concrete
RDX Research Developed Explosive
RIMC Rashtriya Indian Military College
RLEGP Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme
RMS Railway Mail Service
RNA Ribonucleic Acid
RPM Revolutions Per Minute
RRB Regional Rural Banks
RSS Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
RSVP Repondez sil vous Plait (Fr.) reply, if you please
RTO Regional Transport Officer
RTRA Rail Tariff Regulatory Authority
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SAC Space Application Centre
SAFTA South Asian Free Trade Agreement
SAI Sports Authority of India
SAIL Steel Authority of India Limited
SAPTA South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SC Security Council/Supreme Court
SCI Shipping Corporation of India
SCO Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
SCOPE Standing Conference of Public Enterprises
SCRA Special Class Railway Apprentice
SCRAMJET Supersonic Combustion Ramjet
SDR Special Drawing Rights
SEBI Security Exchange Board of India
SEWA Self-Employed Women’s Association
SFC State Financial Corporation
SGPC Siromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee
SGRY Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojana
SGSY Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
SHAR Shri Harikota Range
SIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of India
SIDC State Industrial Development Corporation
SIS Secret Intelligence Service (U.K)
SITA Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act
SLV Satellite Launch Vehicle
SMS Short Message Service
SMS Subscriber Management System
SNIPES Society for the National Institutes of Physical Education and Sports
SPCA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
SPICMC Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical music and culture
STARS Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
STD Subscribers Trunk Dialing
STPI Software Technology Parks of India
SWAPO South West African People’s Organisation
TA Territorial Anmy
TA Travelling Aliowance
TELCO Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
TELEX Teleprinter Exchange
TERC Trade and Economic Relations Committee
TERLS Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
TFCI Tourism Finance Corporation of India Limited
TISCO Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited
TNT Tri-nitro-toluene
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
TRA Tea Research Association
TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TRIPS Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
TTE Travelling Ticket Examiner
TTFI Table Tennis Federation of India
TWA Trans World Airlines (USA)
TWAS Third World Academy of Sciences
UDC University Development Commission
UDC Upper Division Clerk
UFO Unidentified Flying Object
UGC University Grants Commission
UHT Ultra High Temperature
ULFA United Liberation Front of Assam
UNASUR Union of South American Nations (Spanish: Unión de Naciones Suramericanas)
UNCLOS UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEF United Nations Emergency Force
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organisation
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFPA United Nations for Population Activities
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNI United News of India
UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
UNO United Nations Organisation
UPA United Progressive Alliance
UPS Uninterrupted Power Supply
UPSC Union Public Service Commission
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
UTI Unit Trust of India
VAT Value Added Tax
VBAL Value Based Advanced Licencing
VDIS Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
VC Vice-Chancellor
VC Victoria Cross
VIP Very Important Person
VPP Value Payable Post
VRS Voluntary Retirement Scheme
VSNL Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited
VSSC Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
WCCB Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
WCAR World Conference Against Racism
WEF World Economic Forum
WFC World Food Council
WGIG Working Group on Internet Governance
WHO World Health Organisation
WILL Wireless in Local Loop
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organisation
WLL–M Mobile Wireless in Local Loop
WMO World Meteorological Organisation
WWF World Wild Life Fund
WPI Wholesale Price Index
WSIS World Summit on Information Society
WTO World Trade Organisation
WWF War Wounded Foundation
WWF World Wild Life Fund for Nature
WWW World Wide Web
YMCA Young Men’s Christians Association
YWCA Young Women’s Christians Association
ZBB Zero Based Budgeting
ZSI Zoological Survey of India


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