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Abbreviations A to Z

      A
·         AAFI- Amateur Athletic Federation of India
·         AAPSO- Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation 
·         ABM-Anti Ballistic Missiles    
·         A.C- Alternating Current/Air Conditioner 
·         A.D- Anno Domin(After the birth of Jesus)
·         ADB- Asian Development Bank
·         A.G- Accountant General
·         AICTE- All India Council of Technical Education
·         AITUC-All India Trade Union Congress
·         AIDS-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
·         AIIMS-All India Institute of Medical Sciences
·         AIR-All India Radio; Annual Information report      
·         AJT-Advanced Jet Trainer  
·         a.m- Ante meridiem        
·         A.R.P- Air Raid Precaution  
·         ASEAN-Association of South East Asian Nations
·         ASLV- Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
·         ASSOCHAM- Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry
·         ATR-Action Taken Report
·         ATS- Anti Terrorist Squad (India)/Anti Tetanus Serum
·         AWACS-Airborne Warning and Control System     

     B
·         B.A- Bachelor of Arts
·         BAMS- Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery
·         BARC-Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
·         BBC-British Broadcasting Corporation
·         BC- Before Christ
·         BCCI-The Board Of Control For Cricket In India
·         BCG-Bacillus Calmette Guerin
·         BEL- Bharat Electronics Limited
·         B.Ed.- Bachelor of Education
·         BHEL- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
·         BIFR-Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
·         BIMSTEC-The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation 
·         B Pharma-Bachelor of Pharmacy
·         BIOS-Basic Input Output System
·         BMD-Ballistic Missile Defense System
·         B.S.F- Boarder Security Force  

     C
·         CAD- Computer-aided Design/Command Area Development
·         CA-Chartered Accountant
·         CEC-Chief Election Commissioner 
·         CET- Common Entrance Test
·         CHOGM- Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
·         CID- Crime Investigation Department
·         CISF- Central Industrial Security Force
·         CRAC-Cyber Regulation Advisory Council
·         CRDI-Common Rail Direct Injection
·         CRPF-Central Reserve Police Force
·         CRR-Cash Reserve Ratio
·         CSIR-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
·         CSO- Central Statistical Organisation
·         CTBT-Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
·         CVC- Central Vigilance Commission
        
      D
·         DAVP-Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity
·         DDT-Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloro ethane
·         DIG- Deputy Inspector General 
·         DNA-De-oxyribo Nucleic Acid
·         DRDO- Defence Research & Development Organisation
·         DTH-Direct to Home
·         DVD-Digital Versatile Disc

      E
·         EC- Executive Council
·         ECG-Electro Cardio-gram
·         ECS-Electronic Cleaning Service
·         EEC- European Economic Community
·         EEG-Electro-encephalography
·         ESCAP- Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
·         ESMA-Essential Services Maintenance Act
·         EMI-Equated Monthly Instalment
·         ESMA-Essential Services Maintenance Act
·         EVM-Electronic Voting Machine
·         Exim Bank-Export-Import Bank of India

      F
·         FAO- Food and Agriculture Organisation
·         FBI-Federal Bureau of Investigation
·         FDI-Foreign Direct Investment
·         FDR-Flight Data Recorder; Fixed Deposit Receipt
·         FEMA-Foreign Exchange Management Act
·         FERA-Foreign Exchange Regulations Act
·         FICCI-Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
·         FIR-First Information Report
·         FII-Foreign Institutional Investors
·         FIPB-Foreign Investment Promotion Board
·         FLAG-Fiber Optic Link Around the Globe
·         FTP-File Transfer Protocol

      G
·         GATT- General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
·         GAIL-Gas Authority of India Limited
·         GDP-Gross domestic product 
·         GIST-Graphics and Intelligence-based Script Technology
·         GMT-Greenwich Mean Time
·         GPRS-General Packet Radio System
·         GPS-Global Positioning System
·         GSI-Geological Survey of India 
·         GST-Goods and Service Tax

      H
·         HAL-Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
·         HDFC-Housing Development Finance Corporation
·         HDI-Human Development Index
·         HDTV-High Definition Television
·         HIV-Human Immunodeficiency Virus
·         HMT-Hindustan Machine Tools 
·         HTML-Hyper Text Markup Language
·         HTTP-Hype Text Transfer Protocol
·         HUDCO-Housing and Urban Development Corporation

      I
·         IAEA- International Atomic Energy Agency
·         IAS- Indian Administrative service
·         IBPS- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
·         ICAS- Indian Civil Accounts Service
·         ICC-International Cricket Council
·         ICDS-Integrated Child Development Scheme
·         ICJ-International Court of Justice
·         ICMR- Indian Council of Medical Research 
·         IDA- International Development Association
·         IDES- Indian Defence Estate Service
·         IFAD- International Fund for Agricultural Development
·         IFC- International Finance Corporation
·         IFS- Indian Foreign Service
·         IGNOU-Indira Gandhi National Open University
·         IIS- Indian information Service
·         ILO- International Labour Organisation
·         INTERPOL-International Criminal Police Organization
·         IOC-International Olympic Committee
·         IPS- Indian police service
·         IQ-Intelligence Quotient
·         IRDP-Integrated Rural Development Programme 
·         IRPS- Indian Railway Personnel Service
·         IRS- Indian Revenue Service
·         ISD-International Subscriber Dialling
·         ISRO-Indian Space Research Organisation
·         IST-Indian Standard Time 
·         ITU- International Telecommunication Union

      J
·         JMM-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
·         JPC-Joint Parliamentary Committee
·         JPEG-Joint Photographic Experts Group


     K
·         Kg-Kilograms
·         KPO-Knowledge Process Outsourcing
    
      L
·         LASER-Light Amplification (by) Stimulated Emission (of) Radiation
·         LCA-Light Combat Aircraft
·         LL.B-Bachelor of Laws
·         LL.M-Master of Laws
·         LOAC-Line of Actual Control
·         LTA-Light Transport Aircraft
·         LTTE-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

      M
·         MA-Master of Arts
·         MBA-Master of Business Administration
·         MBBS-Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
·         MCA-Master of Computer Applications
·         MFN-Most Favoured Nation
·         MICR-Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
·         MIP-Moon Impact Probe
·         MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology
·         MLA-Member of Legislative Assembly
·         MMS-Multimedia Messaging Service
·         MNC-Multinational Corporations
·         MODEM-Modulator-Demodulator
·         MRI-Magnetic Resonance Imaging
·         MVC-Maha Vir Chakra

      N
·         NABARD-National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
·         NASA-National Aeronautics and Space Administration
·         NATO-North Atlantic Treaty Organization
·         NAV-Net Asset Value
·         NCC-National Cadet Corps
·         NCERT-National Council of Education Research and Training
·         NHRC-National Human Rights Commission
·         NPR-National Population Register
·         NRI-Non Resident Indian
·         NSE-National Stock Exchange

     O
·         OGL-Open General License
·         OIL-Oil India Limited
·         ONGC-Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited 
·         OPEC-Organization of Petroleum Exporting Companies

      P
·         PAN-Permanent Account Number
·         PCO- Public Call Office
·         Ph.D-Doctor of Philosophy
·         PIN-Postal Index Number/Personal Identification Number 
·         PM-Post Meridiem
·         POTA-Prevention of Terrorism Act
·         PVC-Polyvinyl Chloride/Param Vir Chakra
·         PVSM-Param Vishisht Sewa Medal

      R
·         RADAR- Radio Detection And Ranging
·         RAF-Rapid Action Force
·         RAW-Research and Analysis Wing
·         RBI-Reserve Bank of India
·         RCC-Reinforced Concrete Cement
·         RLV-Reusable Launch Vehicle
·         RNA-Ribonucleic Acid
·         RPM-Revolutions per Minute
·         R&D-Research and Development

     S
·         SAARC- South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation
·         SAFTA-South Asian Free Trade Area 
·         SAIL-Steel Authority of India Limited 
·         SARS-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
·         SATNAV-Satellite Navigation
·         SDR-Special Drawing Rights
·         SEBI-Securities and Exchange Board of India
·         SSA- Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
·         STD-Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Subscriber Trunk Dialling
·         SWAPO-South West African Peoples Organization
·         SWIFT-Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunication

     T
·         TA-Travel Allowance
·         TADA-Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act
·         TDS-Tax Deduction at Source
·         TIFR-Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
·         TIN-Tax Information Network
·         TISCO-Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited(Now TATA Steel)
·         TOEFL-Test of English as a Foreign Language
·         TTE-Traveling Ticket Examiner

     U
·         UGC-University Grants Commission
·         UN-United Nations
·         UNDP-United Nations Development Programme
·         UNEF-United Nations Emergency Force
·         UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
·         UNI- United News of India
·         UNICEF- United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
·         UNIDO- United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
·         UNEP- United Nations Environment Programme
·         UNHCR- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
·         USSR-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

      V
·         VAT-Value Added Tax 
·         VDIS-Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
·         VLSI-Very Large Scale Integration
·         VOIP-Voice Over Internet Protocol
·         VPN-Virtual Private Network
·         VRS-Voluntary Retirement Scheme
·         VSAT-Very Small Aperture Terminals

     W
·         WEF-World Economic Forum
·         WHO-World Health Organisation
·         WIPO- World intellectual property Organisation
·         WLL-Wireless in Local Loop
·         WMD-Weapon of Mass Destruction
·         WTO-World Trade Organisation
·         WWF- World Wide Fund for Nature
·         WWW-World Wide Web

     Y-Z
·         YMCA-Young Men’s Christian Association
·         YWCA-Young Women’s Christian Association
·         ZPG-Zero Population Growth
·         ZSI-Zoological Survey of India



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