Most Famous English Acronyms & Abbreviations

Popular Indian Acronyms and Abbreviations

A
A.A.F. – Auxiliary Air Force
A.A.O.U. – Asian Association of Open Universities
A.C.D. – Asian Co-operation Dialogue
A.D.B. – Asian Development Bank
A.D.S. – Air Defence Ship
A.E.C. – Atomic Energy Commission
A.H.Q. – Air Head Quarters; Army Head Quarters
A.I.C.C. – All India Congress Committee
A.I.D.S. – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
A.I.R. – Annual Information Report
A.J.T. – Advanced Jet Trainer
A.N.C. – African National Council
A.P.E.C. Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation
A.P.E.D.A. – Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
A.R.C. – Administrative Reforms Commission; Asset Reconstruction Corporation (of India)
A.S.E.A.N. – Association of South East Asian Nations
A.S.I. – Archaeological Survey of India
A.U. – African Union
A.V.E.S. – Acute Viral Encephalitic Syndrome
B
B.A.R.C. – Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
B.C.G. – Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti-T.B. vaccine)
BIMSTEC – Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Corporation
B.S.N.L. – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
B.O.A.C. – British Overseas Airways Corporation
B.R.E.A.D. – Basic Research Education and Development Society
B.V.R. – Beyond Visual Range

C
C.A.B.E. – Central Advisory Board of Education
C.A.C.C.I. – Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry
C.M.P. – Common Minimum Programme
C.A.D.P. – Command Area Development Programme
C.A.S. – Conditional Access System
C.C.I. – Cricket Club of India
C.D.M.A. – Code Division Multiple Access
C.H.O.G.M. – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
C.I.A. – Central Intelligence Agency (U.S.A.)
C.N.G. – Compressed Natural Gas
C.N.L.U. – Chanakya National Law University
C.N.P.C. – China National Petroleum Corporation
C.S.I.R. – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
C.S.T.O. – Collective Security Treaty Organisation
D
D.A.E. – Department of Atomic Energy
D.D.T. – Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloro-ethane
D.I.A.S. – Direct Internet Access System
D.M.R.C. – Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
D.O.A.R.T. – Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting Technology
D.P.P. – Dabhol Power Project
D.Litt. – Doctor of Literature
D.V.C. – Damodar Valley Corporation
E
E.A.S. – East Asia Summit
E.C.I.L. – Electronics Corporation of India Limited
E.D.C.I.L. – Educational Consultants India Ltd.
E.D.I. – Educational Development Index
EDUSAT – Education Satellite
E.E.C. – Eurasian Economic Community; European Economic Community
E.E.T. – Exempt, Exempt, Taxable
E.P.I.C. – Elector’s Photo Identity Card
E.S.C.A.P. – Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (This is the new name of ECAFE)
FF.D.I. – Foreign Direct Investment
F.E.M.A. – Foreign Exchange Management Act.
F.I.C.A. – Federation of International Cricketer’s Association
F.T.A. – Free Trade Agreement
G
G.A.T.T. – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
G.D.P. – Gross Domestic Product
G.I.C. – General Insurance Corporation (of India)
G.I.S.T. – Global Institute of Science and Technology
G.N.P. – Gross National Product
G.U.A.M. – Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
HH.D.F.C. – Housing Development Finance Corporation
H.U.D.C.O. – Housing and Urban Development Corporation
I
I.A.A.I. – International Airport Authority of India
I.B.S.A. – India, Brazil, South Africa
I.C.R.I.E.R. – Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
I.C.S.I.D. – International Centre for Settlement of Industrial Disputes
I.C.R.C. – International Committee of the Red Cross
I.C.S.S.R. – Indian Council of Scientific and Social Research
I.D.P.L. – Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
I.F.P.R.I. – International Food Policy Research Institute (Located in Washington)
I.F.W.J. – Indian Federation of Working Journalists
I.C.A.R. – Indian Council of Agricultural Research
I.D.A. – International Development Association
I.G.C.A.R. – Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
I.G.M.D.P. – Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
I.G.N.C.A. – Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
I.I.F.A. – International Indian Film Academy
I.M.D.T. – Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983
I.M.F. – International Monetary Fund
I.M.O. – Instant Money Order
I.N.S. – Indian News Paper Society
INSDOC – Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre
I.N.T.U.C. – Indian National Trade Union Congress
I.N.T.A.C.H. – Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
I.N.X.F.A.C. – Indian Naval Extra-Fast Attact Craft
I.S.I. – Inter Services Intelligence (Pakistan)
I.S.T. – Indian Standards Time
I.S.R.O. – Indian Space Research Organisation
I.S.S.P. – Indian Scientific Satellite Project
I.T.E.R. – International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
I.T.E.S. – Information Technology Enabled Services
I.U.C.N. – International Union for Conservation of Nature
I.U.P.E.P. – Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme
J
J.V.P. – Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
LL.I.B.O.R. – London Inter Bank Offered Rate
M
M.A.I. – Multilateral Agreement on Investment
M.C.C. – Marylebone Cricket Club
M.D.M.A. – Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency
M.F.A.L.A. – Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labourers Agency
M.N.N.A. – Major Non-NATO Alley
M.R.T.P.C. – Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
N
N.A.D.T. – National Authority on Drugs and Therapeutics
N.A.R.I. – National AIDS Research Institute
NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
N.B.R.A. – National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority
N.C.H.R.H. – National Council for Human Resource in Health.
N.C.A. – National Cricket Academy
N.E.A. – National Environment Authority
N.E.G.P. National E-governance Plan
N.I.F. – National Innovative Foundation
N.I.S.M. – National Institute of Securities Market
N.L.L.M. – National Legal Literacy Mission
N.M.C.C. – National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
N.M.I.T.L.I. – New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative
N.P.T. – Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
N.R.C. – Nuclear Regulatory Commission
N.R.E.G.A. – National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
N.R.H.M. – National Rural Health Mission
N.R.I. – Non-Resident Indians
N.R.S.A. – National Remote Sensing Agency
N.S.C.N. – National Social Council of Nagaland
N.U.E.P.A. – National University of Educational Planning and Administration
O
O.I.C. – Overseas Indian Citizenship
O.I.G.S. – On Indian Government Service
OIL – Oil India Limited
O.N.G.C. – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
P
P.A.C. – Public Accounts Committee; Professional Aptitude Council
P.A.N. – Permanent Account Number
P.E.S.O. – Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO is the changed name of Department of Explosives).
P.E.T.A. – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
P.F.R.D.A. – Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
P.H.D.C.C.I. – Progress, Harmony and Development Chambers of Commerce and Industry
P.I.L. – Public Interest Litigation
P.N.R. – Passenger Numerical Record
P.O.S.C.O. – Pohang Steel Company
P.O.T.A. – Prevention of Terrorism Act
P.T.C. – Power Trading Corporation
Q
Q.I.P. – Qualified Institutional Placement
RR.A.F. – Rapid Action Force
R.S.V.P. – Repondez sil vous Plait (Fr.) reply, if you please
R.T.R.A. – Rail Tariff Regulatory Authority
SSAIL – Steel Authority of India Limited
SAPTA – South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement
S.C.O. – Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
S.C.R.A.M.J.E.T. – Supersonic Combustion Ramjet
S.E.W.A. – Self-Employed Women’s Association
S.G.R.Y. – Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojana
S.G.S.Y. – Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
S.M.S. – Short Message Service; Subscriber Management System
SNIPES – Society for the National Institutes of Physical Education and Sports
S.W.A.P.O. – South-West African People’s Organization
TTELCO – Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
T.E.R.C. – Trade and Economic Relations Committee
T.E.R.L.S. – Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
T.R.A. – Tea Research Association
T.R.A.I. – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TWAS – Third World Academy of Sciences
UU.D.C. – University Development Commission
U.N.C.L.O.S. – UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
U.N.C.T.A.D. – United Nations Conference of Trade and Development
U.G.C. – University Grants Commission
U.N.E.S.C.O. – United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
U.N.F.C.C.C. – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
U.N.I.C.E.F. – United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
U.N.I.F.I.L. – United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
U.P.A. – United Progressive Alliance
VV.B.A.L. – Value Based Advanced Licencing
V.D.I.S. – Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
V.S.S.C. – Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
V.A.T. – Value Added Tax
WW.C.C.B. – Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
W.C.A.R. – World Conference Against Racism
W.E.F. – World Environment Forum
W.G.I.G. – Working Group on Internet Governance
W.F.C. – World Food Council
W.I.P.O. – World Intellectual Property Organisation
W.L.L.–M. – Mobile Wireless in Local Loop
W.S.I.S. – World Summit on Information Society
W.T.O. – World Trade Organisation
W.W.F. – World Wild Life Fund; War Wounded Foundation
YY.M.C.A. – Young Men’s Christian Association
Y.W.C.A. – Young Women’s Christian Association
ZZ.S. – Zoological Society

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