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/ Ashok Chakra Air
Conditioner/ Antarctic Club

ACC : Anxillary Cadet Core

AD : Ano Domini (After the birth of Jesus)

ADB : Asian Development Bank

AERE : Atomic Energy Research Establishment

AGOC : Asian Games Organisation Committee

AICC : All India Congress Committee

ACTE : All India Council of Technical Education

AIDS :   Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome

AIFF : All India Football Federation

AllMS : All India Institute of Medical Sciences

AIL : Aeronautics India Limited

AIMPLB : All India Muslim Personal Law Board

AIR : All India Radio (Broadcasting)

AITUC : All India Trade Union Congress

AM : Anti Meridian (Before Noon)

ANC : African National Congress

APEC : Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

APSC : Army Postal Services Core

ASEAN : Association of South East Asian Nations

ASLV : Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle

ASI : Archaeological Survey of India

ASSOCHA : Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (India)

ASWAC : Airborne Surveillance Warning and control.

ATS : Anti Tetanus Serum


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 Reconstruction (Formerly Inindustrial and Reconstruction Finance Board)

BIMSTEC : Bangladesh India, Myanmar, 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

CASE : Commission for Alternative Sources of Energy

CAT : Central Administrative Tribunal Computerised Axial Tomography

CAZTI : Central Arid Zone Research Institute

CBI : Central Bureau of Investigation

CBSE : Central Board of Secondary Education

CCEA : Cabinet Committee on Economic

CCS : Cabinet Committee on Security

C-DAC : Centre For Development of Advance Computing

CDMA : Code Division Multiple Access

CDRI : Central Drug Research Institute.

CDS : Compulsory Deposit Scheme

CHOGM : Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

CID : Criminal Investigation Department

CID : Commonwealth of Independent States

ISF : Central Industrial Security Force

CITU : Centre of Indian Trade Unions Compressed Natural Gas

CNG : Central Ordnance Depot

COD : COFEPOS 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

CTS : Computerised Tomography Scanner

CVC :  Central Vigilance Commission

DDT : Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane

DFDR : Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black box)

DIG:  Deputy Inspector General

D. Lit. :  Doctor of Literature

DM: District Magistrate

DMK  : Dravida Munetra Kazhagam

DNA : Di-oxy ribo-Nucleic Acid

DPAP : Drought Prone Area Programme

DPC : Dabhol Power Company

DPSA : Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft

DRDO : Defence Research and Development Organisation

DTH : Direct to Home

DVD : Digital Versatile Disk


EAS : Employment Assurance Scheme

ECD : European Central Bank

ECG : Electro Cardiogram

EEC : European Economic Community

EEG : Electro Encephalogram

ELISA : Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay.

EMF : Electromotive Force Branch

EPABX : Electronic Private Automatic

EPZ : Export Processing Zone.

ERDA : Energy  Research and Decolopment Administration

ESMA : Essential Services Maintenance Act

EVM : Electronic Voting Machine

EXIM :  Export-Import Bank of India


FAO : Food and Agriculture Organisation

FBI : Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

FBTR : Frist Breeder Test Reactor

FCI :  Food of India Fertilizer Corporation of India

FDR:  Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)

FERA Foreign Exchange Regulation Act

FEMA Foreign Exchange Management Act

FICCI :  Federation of India Chambers of
Commerce and Industry

FIPB : Foreign Investment Promotion Board

FIR : First Information Report

FRS :  Fellow of the Royal Society

FTII : Films and Television Institute of India

FTZ : Free Trade Zone


GAIL : Gas Authority of India Limited

GATT : General Agreement on Tariff and

GIC : General Insurance Corporation

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