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AA Anti-Aircraft; Authors Alteratuibs


AIR All India Radio
AAAS American Association of Advancement of Science
AAFI Amateur Athletics Federation of Afro-Asian Games
AAI Airport Authority of India
AAOU Asian Association for Open Universities
APSO Afro-Asian Peoples SolidarityOrganisation
AASU All-Assam Students Union
ABC Audit Bureau of Circulations
ABM Anti-Ballistic Missiles
ABSU All Bodo Students Union
ABU Asian Broadcasting Union
AC Alternating Current
ACAS Airborne Collision Avoidance System
ACC Auxiliary Cadet Corps;Air Coordinating Committee
ACD Asian Co-operation Dialogue
ACL Access Control List
ACU Asian Clearing Union
ADB Asian Development Bank
ADBS Advanced Data Broadcast System
ADF Asian Development Fund
ADRs American Depository Receipts
AEC Atomic Energy Commission
AERB Atomic Energy Regulation Board
AF Audio Frequency
AFC Asian Football Confederation
AFNET Air Force Network
AFP Agence France-Presse
AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences
AILTA All India Lawn Tennis Association
AIMA All India Management Association
AIMO All India Manufacturers Organisation
AIMPLB All India Muslim Personal Law Board
AINEC All India Newspaper Editors Conference
AISSF All India Sikh Students Federation
AITUC All India Trade Union Congress
AIWHA All India Women Hockey Association
AJT Advance Jet Trainer
ALGOL Algorithmic Language
ALH Advanced Light Helicopter
AMC Army Medical Corps
AMICE Associate Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers
AMU Asian Monetary Union
ANANDI Area Networking Development Initiative
ANC African National Congress
ANCA Alternative Nuclear Command Authority
ANERT Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology
ANN Asian News Network
AOC Air Officer Commanding
AP Associated Press
APASL Asia Pacific Association for Study of Liver
APCTT Asia and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Community
APHLC All Parties Hill LeadersConference
APM Administered Price Mechanism
APPLE Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment
APPU Asian Pacific Postal Union
APT Asia Pacific Tele community
ARC Administrative Reforms Commission
ARDC Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation
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ARF ASEAN Regional Forum
ARP Air Raid Precaution
ARPANET Advanced Research Project Agency Network
ARTRAC Army Training Command
ASCI Administrative Staff College of India
ASCON Army Static Switched Communication Network
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
ASEM Asia Europe Meeting
BICP Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices
BIFR Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
BIMSTEC Bangladesh, India, Myanmar. Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation.
ASI Archaeological Survey of India
ASK Aaykar Sampark Kendra
ASLV Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
ASSOCHAM Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATGM Anti-Tank Guided Missile
ATM Automatic Teller Machine
ATR Action Taken Report
ATS Anti Tetanus Serum
AU African Union
AVARD Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development
AVC Army Veterinary Corps
AVSM Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
AVTAR Army Vocational Training and Rehabilitation
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System
AWWA Army Wives Welfare Association
BITS Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences
BJP Bharatiya Janata Party
BKKP Bhartiya Kisan Kamgar Party
B2B Business to Business
B2C Business to Consumer
BAC Business Advisory Committee
BAI Badminton Association of India
BALCO Bharat Aluminium Company ltd
BARC Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India
BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin
BCL Bachelor of Civil law
BDO Block Development Officer
BEL Bharat Electronics Limited
BGA Blue Green Algae
BHEL Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
BHU Banaras Hindu University
BIPPA Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
BKU Bharatiya Kisan Union
BLOB Binary Large Objects
BMW Bayerische Motoren Warke AG
BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation
BOLT Build-Own-Lease-Transfer
BPE Bureau of Public Enterprises
BPO Business Process Outsourcing
BRAI Broadcast Regulatory Authorities of India
BRIC Brazil. Russia, India and China
BRO Border Roads Organisation
BSE Bombay Stock Exchange
BSF Border Security Force
BSI Botanical Survey of India
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BSNL Bharat Sanchar Nigam
BSP Bahujan Samaj Party
CAB Civil Aeronautics Board
CABE Central Advisory Board for Education
CACCI Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry
CACP Commission on Agricultural Costs and Prices
CADA Command Area Development Agency
CAG Comptroller and Auditor-General
CAN Calcium Ammonium Nitrate
CAPART Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology
CAPD Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
CAPES Computer-Aided Paperless Examination System
CARD Centre for Astronomical Research and Development
CARE Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere
CAS Conditional Access System
CASE Commission on Alternative Sources of Energy
CASI Centre for the Advanced Study of India
CAT Computerised Axial Tomography
AZRI Central Arid Zone Research Institute Ltd.
CBDT Central Board of Direct Taxes
CBEC Central Board of Excise and Customs
CBFC Central Board of Film Certification
CBI Central Bureau of investigation
CBM Confidence Building Measures Central
CBR Central Board of Revenue
CBRI Central Building Research Institute
CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education
CBT Childrens Book Trust
CCEA Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
CCI Cement Corporation of India
CCP Cabinet Committee on Prices
CCS Cash Compensatory Support
C-DAC Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
C-DOT Centre for Development of Telematics
CDRI Central Drug Research Institute
CDROM Compact Disc-Read Only Memory
CDS Compulsory Deposit Scheme
CEC Chief Election Commissioner
CECRI Central Electro Chemical Research institute
CEERI Central Electronic Engineering Research Institute
CENTO Central Treaty Organisation
CENVAT Central Value Added Tax
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CERC Consumer Education and Research Centre
CFC Chloro Fluoro Carbon
CFSL Central Forensic Science Laboratory
CGA Central Ganga Authority
CGF Commonwealth Games Federation
CGHS Central Government HealthScheme
CGI Common Gateway Interface
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CHOGRM Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIB Credit information Bureau
CICA Conference on Interaction and confidence-building Measures in Asia
CID Criminal Investigation Department
CIET Central Institute of Educational Technology
CII Confederation of Indian Industry
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CIIL Central Institute of Indian Languages
CISF Central Industrial SecurityForce
CITES Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species
CITU Centre of Indian Trade Unions
CIWTC Central Inland Water Transport Corporation
CKD Completely Knocked Down
CLASP Child Labour Action and Support Project
CLAWS Centre for Land Warfare Studies
CLB Company Law Board
CM Common Market
CMA Coal Mines Authority
CMAG Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group
CMC Computer Maintenance Corporation
CMEA Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
CMERI Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
CMIE Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
CMP Common Minimum Programme
CNC Computerised Numerical Control
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CNN Cable News Network
CNS Chief of Naval Staff
CO Commanding Officer
COAS Chief of Army Staff
COL Commonwealth of Learning
COMECON Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
COMEX Commonwealth Expedition
COMPS Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction Centre
CONCORD Council of North Indian Statesfor Cooperation and Regional Development
COPO Citizens Organisation for Public Opinion
COPRA Consumer Protection Act
COPU Committee on Public Undertakings
CPC Civil Procedure Code
CPCB Central Pollution Control Board
CPF Contributory Provident Fund
CPHERI Central Public health Engineering Research Institute
CPI(ML) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
CPI Communist Party of India
CPI-IW Consumer Price Index for industrial Workers
CPMT Combined Pre-Medical Tests
CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CPSU Communist Party of the Soviet Union
CPU Committee on Public Undertakings
CPWD Central Public Works Department
CRIDA Central Research Institute forDry-land Agriculture
CRISIL Credit Rating Information Services of India
CRPF Central Reserve Police Force
CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
CRRI Central Road Research Institute
CRRID Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development
CRY Child Relief and You
CSAT Civil Services Aptitude Test
CSCAP Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific
CSCE Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
CSIO Central Scientific Instruments Organisation
CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CSO CentralStatistical Organisation
CSP Concentrated Solar Power
CSSRI Central Soil Salinity Research Institute
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CST Central Sales Tax
CT Computerised Tomography
CTBT Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CTO Central Telegraph Office
CTV Colour Television
CV Curriculum Vitae
CVC Central Vigilance Commission
CVR Cockpit Voice Recorder
CVRDE Combat Vehicles Research Development Establishment
CWC Central Warehousing Corporation
CWF Consumer Welfare Fund
CWPC Central Water and Power Commission
CWPRS Central Water and Power Research Station
DA Dearness Allowance
DAE Department of Atomic Energy
DAP Di-Ammonium Phosphate
DAVP Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity
DCL Doctor of Civil Law
DDT Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane
DEAL Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory
DEG German Investment and Development Company
DFDR Digital Flight Data Recorder
DGCA Director General of Civil Aviation
DGCEI Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence
DGMS Directorate General of Mines Safety
DGTD Directorate General of Technical Development
DHSD Duplex-High Speed Data Service
DIA Defence Intelligence Agency
DIG Deputy Inspector General
DIR Defence of India Rules
DMA Direct Memory Access
DMK Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
DMRC Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
DMRTS Delhi Metro Rapid Transport System
DOD Department of Ocean Development
DOE Department of Electronics
DOTS Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course
DPBS Developmental Press Bulletin Service
DPI Director of Public Instruction
DPS Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft
DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
DRES Department of Renewable Energy Sources
DRF Depreciation Reserve Fund
DRI Differential Rate of Interest
DSB Digital Satellite Broadcasting
DSC Distinguished Service Cross
DSIDC Defence Scientific Information and Documentation Centre
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DST Department of Science and Technology
DTAA Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
DTH Direct-to-Home
DTS Digital Theatre System
DVC Damodar Valley Corporation
DVD Digital Versatile/Video Disc
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
DWT Dead Weight Tonnes
EAC Employment Assistance Centre
EARC Economic Administrative Reforms Commission
EAS Employment Assurance Scheme
ECA Essential Commodities Act
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ECAFE Economic Commission for Asia and Far East
ECE Economic Commission for Europe
ECG Electrocardiogram
ECGC Export Credit and Guarantee Corporation
ECHR European Commission on Human Rights
ECM European Common Market
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council
ECS Electronic Clearance Service
EDBI Educational Development Bank of India
EDCIL Educational Consultants India Ltd.
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDMS Electronic Document Management System
EEC European Economic Community
EEC Electro Encephalogram
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
EFA Education For All
EFF Extended Fund Facility
EGP Exterior Gateway Protocol
EIL Engineers India Limited
EIS Executive Information System
ELJSA Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
ELSS Equity Linked Saving Scheme
E-mail Electronic Mailing
EMF Electro Motive Force
EMG Electro Myograni
EMS European Monetary System
EMU European Monetary Union
ENS Eastern Newspapers Society
EOU Export Oriented Units
EPCG Export Promotion Capital Goods
EPCH Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts
EPCJ Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative
EPF Employees Provident Fund
EPO Earth Parking Orbit
EPZ Export Processing Zone
ERM Exchange Rate Mechanism
ERNET Educational and Research Network
ERS European Remote Sensing
ESA European Space Agency
ESC Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council
ESIC Employees State Insurance Corporation
ESMA Essential Services Maintenance Act
ESP Extra Sensory Perception
EST Eastern Standard Time
Est Established
ETT Embryo Transfer Technology
ETV Educational Television
EVM Electronic Voting Machine
EVR Electro video Recording
FACT Fertilizers & Chemicals Travancore limited
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBTR Fast Breeder Test Reactor
FBW Fly-By-Wire
FCI Food Corporation of India
FCRA Foreign Contribution Regulation Act
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FEDEX Federal Express
FEMA Foreign Exchange Management
FERA Foreign Exchange Regulation Act
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FICCI Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FIEO Federation of Indian Exports Organisations
FIFA International Football Federation
FIH International Hockey Federation
FII Foreign Institutional Investors
FIPB Foreign Investment Promotion Board
FIPC Foreign Investment Promotion Council
FIR First Information Report
FIRE Fully Integrated Robotised Engine
FLAG Fibre-optic Link Around the Globe
FM Field Marshal
FMCT Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
FORE Foundation for Organisational Research and Education
FRCP Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
FRCS Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
FRGS Fellow of Royal Geographical Society
FRN Floating Rate Note
FRS Fellow of Royal Society
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTS Foreign Travel Scheme
FTU Free Trade Union
FTZ Free Trade Zone
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Practices
GAEL Global Alliance for The Elimination of Leprosy
GAIL Gas Authority of IndiaLimited
GAP Ganga Action Plan
GATE Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
GATT General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
GB Great Britain
GCC Gulf Cooperation Council
GCF Greatest Common Factor
GCM Greatest Common Measure
GDI Gender-related Development Index
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GEM Gender Empowerment Measure
GHQ General Headquarters
GIAS Gateway Internet Access Services
GIC General Insurance Corporation
GIEC Global Indian Entrepreneurs Conference
GIS Global Information System
GIST Graphics and Intelligence-based Script Technology
GLOBE Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment
GM General Motors
GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GMPS Global Mobile Personnel Communications System
GMRT Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GNLF Gorkha National Liberation Front
GNP Gross National Product
GOC General Officer Commanding
GOI Government of India
GOP Grand Old Party
Govt Government
GPF General Provident Fund
GPO General Post Office
GPRS General Pocket Radio System
GRAM Geo Reference Area Management
GRE Graduate Record Examination
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GRT Gross Rated Tonnage
GSI Geological Survey of India
GSLV Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
GSM Global System for Mobile Communication
GSP Generalised System of Preferences
GSTP Global System of Trade Practices
GTICL Gas Transportation & infrastructure Co. Ltd.
HAI Health Action International
HAL Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
HCF Highest Common Factor
HDI Human Development Index
HDML Hyper Devices Markup Language
HEMRL High Energy Materials Research Laboratory
HESSI High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager
HF High Frequency
HHEC Handicrafts and Handloom Exports Corporation
HITEC Hyderabad Information Technology Engineering Consultancy
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HMI Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
HMT Hindustan Machine Tools
HP Harmonic Progression
HRD Human Resource Development
HSD High Speed Diesel
HSL Hindustan Steel Limited
HSTS High Speed Tram System
HTCG High Technology Cooperation Group
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
HTR High Temperature Reactor
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HUDCO Housing and Urban Development Corporation
HVNET High Speed VSAF Network
HZL Hindustan Zinc Limited
I & B Information and Broadcasting
IAAF International Amateur Athletic Federation
IAAS Indian Audit and Accounts Service
IAC Indian Airlines Corporation
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAF Indian Air Force
IAMC Indian Army Medical Corps
IAMR Institute of Applied Manpower Research
IARI Indian Agricultural Research Institute
IAS Indian Administrative Service
IASRI Indian Agricultural Statistical Research Institute
IATA International Air Transport Association
IATP Income Adjusted to Total Population
IBEF India Brand Equity Fund
IBM International Business Machines
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAA International Civil Airports Association
ICAAN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers
ICADR The International Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution
ICAI Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organisation
ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research
ICBL International Campaign to Ban Landmines
ICBM Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
ICC International Cricket Council
ICCR Indian Council for Cultural Relations
ICCS International Commission of Control and Supervision
QR Quantitative Restriction
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R&D Research and Development
RABMN Remote Area Business Message Network
RAD Research And Development
RADAR Radio Detecting and Ranging
RAF Rapid Action Force
RAM Random Access Memory
RAW Research and Analysis Wing
RAX Random Access Exchange
RBI Reserve Bank of India
RBS Risk Based Supervision
RCC Reinforced Cement Concrete
RCI Rehabilitation Council of India
RDA Rural Development Agency
REC Rural Electrification Corporation
REM Rapid Eye Movement
REP Replenishment Export Permit
RI Rigorous Imprisonment
RIA Radio Immuno Assay
RIMC Rashtriya Indian Military College
RITA Regional Trade & Investment Agreement
RITES Rail India Technical and Economic Services
RMO Resident Medical Officer
RMS Railway Mail Service
RNA Ribonucleic Acid
RNO Resident Naval Officer
ROM Read Only Memory
ROO Rules of Origin
RPF Railway Protection Force
RPM Revolutions Per Minute
RPV Remote-controlled Pilotless Vehicle
RRB Rural Regional Bank
RRC Regional Reactor Centre
RSE Renewable Source of Energy
RSP Rourkela Steel Plant
RSS Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh
RTA Railway Territorial Army
RTC Round Table Conference
RTG Radio-isotope Thermo-electric Generator
RTIA Regional Trade & Investment Area
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SAC Space Application Centre Science Advisory Council
SADCC South African Development Coordination Council
SADF South Asian Development Fund
SAEC South Asian Economic Community
SAFMA South Asia Free Media Association
SAFTA South-Asian Free Trade Agreement
SAHR South Asians Human Rights Forum
SIF Stock Index Futures
SIMI Students Islamic Movement of India
SIPRI Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
SIT Special Investigation Team
SITA Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act
SITE Satellite Instructional Television Experiment
SLBM Sea-Launch Ballistic Missile
SLFP Sri Lanka Freedom Party
SLR Statutory Liquidity Ratio
SLV Satellite Launch Vehicle
SMS Short Messaging Service
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SPCA Society for the Prevention of Crulty to Animals
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SAI Sports Authority of India
SAIL Steel Authority of India Limited
SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
SAM Surface-to-Air Missile
SAPTA South Asian Preferential Trading Arrangement
SARF South Asia Regional Fund
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SASEC South Asian Sub-regional Economic Co-operation
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SATTE South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange
SAVE SAARC Audio Visual Exchange
SCBA Supreme Court Bar Association
SCI Shipping Corporation of India
SCOPE Standing Committee of Public Enterprises
SDI Strategic Defence Initiative
SDO Sub-Divisional Officer
SDR Special Drawing Rights
SEATO South Fast Asia Treaty Organisation
SEBC Socially and Educationally Backward
SEBI Securities Exchange Board of India
SEPUR Self-Employment Programme for the Urban Poor
SER South Eastern Railway
SEWA Self-Employed Womens Association
SEZ Special Economic Zone
SFC State Financial Corporation Strategic Forces Command
SGAI Students Global Aptitude Index
SHAR Sriharikota Tracking Station
SHCIL Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd.
SIAM Society for Indian Automobile Manufacturers
SIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of India
SIDC State Industrial Development Corporation
SIEMA Southern India Engineering Manufacturers Association
PIB Press Information Bureau
PIL Public Interest Litigation
PIM Personal Information Management
PIN-Code Postal Index Number Code
PIO Persons of Indian Origin
PLO Palestine Liberation Organisation
PLR Prime Lending Rates
PM Prime Minister
PMG Post Master General
PML Pakistan Muslim League.
POTA Prevention of Terrorism Act
POW Prisoner of War
PPF Planet Protection Fund
PRCL Pipavav Railway Corporation Ltd.
PRO Public Relations Officer
PROLOG Programming Logic
PSC Public Service Commission
PSLV Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
PTBT Partial Test Ban Treaty
PTI Press Trust of India
PTO Please Turn Over
PUCL Peoples Union of Civil Liberties
PVC Param Vir Chakra; Poly VinylChloride
PVSM Param Vishisht Seva Medal
PWD Public Works Department
PWG Peoples War Group
QCT Quality Council of India
QMG Quarter Master General
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QMT Quantitative Management Technique
ICCW Indian Council of Child Welfare
ICDS Integrated Child Development Scheme
ICE InfoTech Communications And Entertainment
ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
ICHR Indian Council of Historical Research
ICJ International Court of Justice
ICMR Indian Council of Medical Research
ICOR International Capital OutputRatio
ICPD International Conference on Population and Development
ICRA Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India
ICRC International Committee of Red Cross
ICRIER Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
ICS Indian Civil Service
ICSI Institute of Company Secretaries of India
ICSSR Indian Council of social Sciences Research
ICSW Indian Council of Social Welfare
ICW International Council of Women
ICWA Indian Council of World Affairs
IDA International Development Agencies
IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
IDC Industrial Development Corporation
IDD International Direct Dialing
IDE Integrated deice Electronics
IDN Internationalised Domain Names
IDPL Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
IDRC International Development Research Centre
IDSA Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis
IELTS International English Language Testing System
IES Indian Economic Service
IFA Indian Football Association
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IISS International Institute of Strategic Studies
IIT Indian Institute of Technology
ILA International Law Association
ILO International Labour Organisation
ILS Instrument Landing System
IMAP Internet Mail Access Protocol
IMC Indian Medical Council
IMDT Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunal Act
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMS Indian Medical Service
IMY Indira Mahila Yojana
INA Indian National Army
INL Indian National League
INPEX Indian National Philatelic Exhibition
INS Indian Navy Ship
INSA Indian National Science Academy
INSAT Indian National Satellite
INTACFI Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
INTELEX International Teleprinter Exchange
INTELSAT International Telecommunication Satellite Consortium
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organisation
INTUC Indian National Trade Union Congress
IOA Indian Olympic Association
IOC International Olympic Committee
IOCOM Indian Ocean Commonwealth
IOR-ARC Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation
IOSCO International Organisation of Securities Commission
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IP Internet Protocol
IPBA Inter-Pacific Bar Association
IPC Indian Penal Code
IPCL Indian Petro-chemicals Corporation Limited
IPKF Indian Peace Keeping Force
IPO Initial Public Offering
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
IPS Indian Police Service
IPSA International Peace & Security Advancement
IPU International Parliamentary Union
IQ Intelligence Quotient
IRBM Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
IRC International Red Cross
IRCI International Reconstruction Corporation of India
IVF In-Vitro Fertilisation
IWAI Inland Waterways Authority of India
TWDP Integrated Watershed Development Programme
IWRS Isolated Word Re-organisation System
IYC Indian Youth Congress
J&K Jammu and Kashmir
JAAC Jharkhand Area AutonomousCouncil
JBRI Japanese Bond Research Institute
JCC Junior Chamber of Commerce
JCO Junior Commissioned Officer
JKLF Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front
JMM Jhatkund Mukthi Morcha
JNU Jawaharlal Nehru University
JPC Joint Parliamentary Committee
JRC Junior Red Cross
JRY Jawahar Rozgar Yojana
JVM Janata Vidyarthi Morcha
JVP Janata Vimukthi Peramuna
KBE Knight of British Empire
KMBY Khetihar Mazdoor Bima Yojana
KRC Konkan Railway Corporation
KVA Kilo-Volt-Ampere
KVIC Khadi and Village Industries Commission
KVS Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
Kw Kilowatt
LAC Line of Actual Control
LAN Local Area Network
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LCA Light combat Aircraft
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LCH Light Combat Helicopter
LCM Lowest Common Multiple.
LDC Least Developed Countries;Lower Division Clerk
LED Light Emitting Diode
LERMS Liberalised Exchange Rate Management Scheme
LES Lunar Escape System
LIC Life Insurance Corporation
LIPS Language Independent Programme Sub-titles
LMG Light Machine Gun
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LOAC Line of Actual Control
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
MNAMS Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences
MNC Multinational Corporation
MNP Mobile Number Portability
LPT Licentiate in Printing technology
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Lt. Col Lieutenant Colonel
LTC Leave Travel Concession
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
MAD Mutual Assured Destruction
MAT Management Aptitude Test
MBFC Mutual Benefit Financial Company
MBRS Multi-Barrel Rocket System
MBT Main Battle Tank
MCA Monetary Compensatory Account
MCC Missile Control Centre
MCD Municipal Corporation of Delhi
MCI Medical Council of India
MCOCA Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act
MDA Market Development Assistance
MDMA Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency
MDS Master of Dental Surgery
MEA Ministry of External Affairs
MES Military Engineering Service
MFA Multi-Fibre Agreement
MFN Most Favoured Nation
MI Military Intelligence
MIBOR Mumbai Inter-Bank Offered Rate
MIC Methyle isocyanate
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
MISA Maintenance of Internal Security Act
MLA Member of Legislative Assembly
MLC Member of Legislative Council
MMDS Multi-Channel Microwave Distribution System
MMMF Money Market Mutual Fund
MMS Multimedia Messaging Service
MMT Million Metric Tonnes
MMTC Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation
MNAMS Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences
MNC Multinational Corporation
MNP Mobile Number Portability
OCS Overseas Communication Service
ODA Official Development Assistance
OECD Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development
OECF Overseas Economic Cooperative Fund
OEEC Organisation for European Economic Cooperation
OGL Open General Licence
OIC Organisation of Islamic Conference
OIL Oil India Limited
ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
OPEC Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPF Ordnance Parachute Factory
OPV Oral Polio Vaccine
ORT Oral Rehydration Therapy
OTCEI Over the Counter Exchange of India
OTS Officers Training School
P&T Posts & Telegraphs
PAC Public Accounts Committee
PAL Phase Alternative Line
PAN Permanent Account Number
PATA Pacific Asia Travel Association
PBS Public Broadcasting Service
PCC Pradesh Congress Committee
PCI Press Council of India
PCM Public Code Modulation
PCRA Petroleum Conservation Research Association
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NPCC National Projects Construction Corporation
NPCL Nuclear Power Corporation of India
NPP National Perspective Plan
NPR National Population Register
NPT Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRDC National Research Development Corporation
NREGA National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
NREGP National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme
NRF National Renewable Fund
NRHM National Rural Health Mission
NRI Non-Resident Indian
NRSA National Remote Sensing Agency
NRT Net Registered Tonnes
NRY Nehru Rozgar Yojana
NSAP National Social Assistance Programme
NSC National Security Council National Saving Certificate
NSCI National Sports Club of India
NSD National School of Drama
NSEI National Stock Exchange of India
NSG National Security Guards
NSIC National Small Industries Corporation
NSS National Service Scheme
NSSO National Sample SurveyOrganisation
NSUI National Students Union of India
NTC National Textile Corporation
NTP National Temperature and Pressure
NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation
NTS National Testing Service
NUJ National Union of Journalists
NVF National Volunteer Force
NWDA National Water Development Agency
NWGP National Working Group on Power
NWRC National Water Resources Council
OAS Organisation of American States
OBC Other Backward Classes
MODEM Modulator demodulator
MODVAT Modified Value Added Tax
MONEX Monsoon Experiment
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MOX Mixed Oxide Fuel
MPA Master of Public Administration
MPF Multinational Protection Force
MPFI Multiple Fuel Infection System
NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
NAC National Advisory Council
NAECL National Authority on Elimination of Child Labour
NAFTA North America Free Trade Agreement
NALCO National Aluminium Company Limited
NAM Non-Aligned Movement
NAMS National Academy of Medical Science
NAPP Narora Atomic Power Plant
NARO National Amnesty and Redemption Organisation
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASDAQ National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
NASSCOM National Association of Software and Service Companies
NATO Noth Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NAV Net Asset Value
NAWO National Alliance for Women
NAYE National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs
NBA Narmada Bachao Andolan
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NBCC National Building Construction Corporation
NBDB National Book Development Board
NBFC Non-banking Finance Company
NBS National Business Register
NBT National Book Trust
NCA National Commission on Agriculture
NCAER National Council of Applied Economic Research
NCB Narcotics Control Board
NCBC National Commission for Backward Classes
NCBE National Confederation of BankEmployees
NCC National Cadet Corps
NCDC National Coal Development Corporation
NCERT National Council of Educational Research and Training
NCL National Centre for Labour
NCNA New China News Agency
NCO Non-Commissioned Officer
NCRB National Capital Region Board
NCTE National Council for Teachers Education
NCW National Commission on Women
NDA National Defence Academy; National Democratic Alliance
NDC National Development Council
NDDB National Dairy Development
NDMA National Disaster Management Authority
NDRI National Dairy Research institute
NDTF National Democratic Teachers Front
NEC North-Eastern Council
NEDC National Economic Development Council
NEEM National Elementary Education Mission
NEERI National Environmental Engineering Research Institute
NEFA North East Frontier Agency
NEHU North-Eastern Hill University
NEP New Education Policy
NER North Eastern Railway
NES National Extension Service
NEW Net Economic Welfare
MRTPC Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
MRTS Mass Rapid Transit System
MRVC Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation
MSS Manuscripts
MSW Master of Social Work
MSY Mahila Sainriddhi Yojna
MTCR Missile Technology ControlRegime
MTV Music Television
NAAI National Airport Authority of India
NFAI National Film Archives of India
NFC Nuclear Fuel Complex
NFDC National Film Development Corporation
NFR Northeast Frontier Railway
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NGRI National Geophysical Research Institute
NHAI National Highway Authority of India
NHB National Housing Bank
NHPC National Hydro-electric Power Corporation
NHRC National Human Rights Commission
NIB National investment Bank
NIC National Informatics Centre
NICD National Institute of Communicable Diseases
NID National Institute of Designs
NIDC National Industrial Development Corporation
NIDS National Immunisation Days
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NIFT National Institute of Fashion Technology
NII National Institute of Immunology; National Information infrastructure
NIIT National Institute of Information Technology
NIM Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
NIMHANS National Institute of MentalHealth and Neuro Sciences
NIO National Institute of Oceanography
NIPFP National institute of Public Finance and Policy
NIS Netaji Subhash Institute of Sports
NIV National Institute of Virology
NKN National Knowledge Network
NLM National literacy Mission
NLTA National Lawn Tennis Association
NMD National Missile Defence
NMDC National Mineral Development Corporation
NMEP National Malaria Eradication Programme
NMNH National Museum of Natural History
NMR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
NNP National Nutrition Policy
NOC No Objection Certificate
NPC National Productivity Council
PCS Provincial Civil Service
PDA Personal Digital Assistant Preventive Detention Act
PDPA Peoples Democratic Party of Afghanistan
PBS Public Distribution System
PEC Projects and Equipment Corporation
PERT Project Evaluation and Review Technique
IFCI Industrial Finance Corporation of India
IFFCO Indian Farmers Fertilisers Corporation Limited
IFFI International Film Festival of India
IFRI Indian Forest Research Institute
IFRS International Financial Reporting standards
IFS Indian Foreign Service; IndianForest Service
IFTU International Federation of Trade Unions
IFWJ Indian Federation of Working Journalists
IGCAR Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
IGIA Indira Gandhi International Airport
IGMDP Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
IGNCA Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
IGNFA Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy
IGNOU Indira Gandhi National Open University
IGNP Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana
IHF Indian Hockey Federation
IIAS Indian institute of Advanced Studies
IIFT Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
IIIT Indian Institute of Information Technology
IIMC Indian Institute of Mass Communications
IIP Indian Institute of Petroleum
IIPA Indian Institute of Public Administration
IIPA International Intellectual Property Alliance
IIRS Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
PESB Public Enterprises Selection Board
PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PFC Power Finance Corporation
PFRDA Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
PGA Parliamentarians for Global Action
PHC Primary Health Centre
PIA Pakistan International Airways
SPE Special Police Establishment
SPG Special Protection Group
SRAM Short Range Attack Missile
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SRI Systems Research Institute
SRO Statutory Rules and Orders
SSA Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
SSB Service Selection Board
SSC Staff Selection Commission
SSI Supplemental Security Income Small Scale Industry
SSM Surface to Surface Missile
START Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
STC State Trading Corporation
STD Subscriber Trunk Dialing
STEP Satellite Telecommunication Experiment Project
STF Special Task Force
STPI Software Technology Parks of India
SUV Sports Utility Vehicle
SVP Saturated Vapour Pressure
SWAPO South-West Africa People Organisation
SWIFT Society for World-wide Inter-national Financial Transactions,
TAC Technical Advisory Committee
TACDE Tactics and Aircraft Develop-ment Establishment
TAFE Technical and Further Education
TAFTA Trans-Atlantic Free Travel Agreement
TAPS Tarapur Atomic Power Station
TAX Trunk Automatic Exchange
TCAS Tactical Collision Avoidance System
TCIL Telecommunication Consultants India Limited
TDA Trade Development Authority
TDMA Time Division Multiple Access
TDP Telugu Desam Party
TDS Tax-Deduction at Source
TELCO Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
TELEX Teleprinter Exchange
TERI Tata Energy Research Institute
TERLS Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
TFAI Trade Fair Authority of India
TFT Thin Film Transistor
TGS Trade Guarantee Scheme
THDP Tehri Hydro Development Project
THI Temperature Humidity Index
TIFR Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
TISCO Tata Iron and Steel Company
TMC Tamil Maanila Congress
TMO Telegraph Money Order
TNC Transnational Corporation
TNT Tri nitro toluene
TNV Tripura National Volunteers
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign language
TPDS Targeted Public Distribution System
TRACT Transportable Remote Area Communications Terminal
TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TRIFED Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd.
TRIMS Trade Related Investment Measures
TRIPS Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights
TRP Television Rating Points
TRYSEM National Scheme of Training for Rural Youth for Self- Employment
TTCI Tea Trading Corporation of India
TTD Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam
TTE Travelling Ticket Examiner
TULF Tamil United Liberation Front
UAE United Arab Emirates
UAPA Unlawful Activities
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UAR United Arab Republic
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UDC Upper Division Clerk
UDF United Democratic Front
UDI Unilateral Declaration Independence
UFO Unidentified Flying Object
UGC University Grants Commission
UHF Ultra High Frequency
UID Unique Identification
ULF United Legislature Front
ULFA United Liberation Front of Assam
UN United Nations
UNAEC United Nations Atomic Energy Commission
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCLOS United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea
UNCOD United Nations Conference on Desertification
UNCSTD United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDC United Nations Disarmament Commission
UNDOF United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNFCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFPA United Nations Fund for Population Activities
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNI United News of India
UNIC United Nations information Centre
UNICEF United Nations Childrens Fund
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
UNSC United Nations Security Council
UNSCOM UN Special Commission
UNTAG United Nations Transition Assistance Group
UPA United Progressive Alliance
UPC Under Postal Certificate
UPS Uninterrupted Power Supply
UPSC Union Public Service Commission
UPU Universal Postal Union
UTI Unit Trust of India
VAM Virtual Area Network
VAT Value-Added Tax
VCR Video Cassette Recorder
VCRC Vector Control Research Centre
VDIS Voluntary Disclosure Income Scheme
VECC Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
VHF Very High Frequency
VHP Vishwa Hindu Parishad
VHRR Very High Resolution Radiometre
VHS Video Home System
VIP Very Important Person
VIRUS Vital Information Resources Under Siege
VOA Voice of America
VPP Value Payable Post
VRDE Vehicles Research and Development Establishment
VRS Voluntary Retirement Scheme
VSAT Very Small Aperture Terminal
VSNL Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited
VSP Visakhapatnam Steel Plant
VSSC Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
WADA World Anti-Doping Agency
WAP Wireless Application Protocol
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WASME World Assembly of Small and Medium Enterprises
WAY World Assembly of Youth
WCAR World Conference Against
WCD World Commission of Dams
WCO World Customs Organisation
WEF World Economic Forum; World Environment Forum
WFP World Food Programme
WFS World Food Summit
WFTU World Federation of Trade Unions
WHO World Health Organisation
WILL Wireless in Local Loop
WIFO World Intellectual Property Organisation
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
WMO World Meteorological Organisation
WPI Wholesale Price Index
WSIS World Summit on Information Society
WTO World Trade Organisation
WWF World Wildlife Fund
WWW World Wide Web
YMCA Young Mens Christian Association
YWCA Young Womens Christian Association
ZBB Zero-Based Budgeting
ZETA Zero Energy Thermonuclear Assembly
ZPG Zero Population Growth
ZS Zoological Society
ZSI Zoological Survey of India
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