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IMPORTANT ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS - A-D

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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 IMPORTANT ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS - A-D

ABBREVIATION                   EXPANSION

A +                                         Excellent (Pronounced A Plus)
 

 
AAA                                       Asian Athletics Association


 
AAA+                                     Bond with the highest safety (Triple A Plus)

 

AAFI                                      Amateur Athletics Federation of India

 

 
AC                                          Ashok Chakra, Air Conditioner
 

 
ACC                                       Associated Cement Companies
 

 
ADB                                        Asian Development Bank
 

 
AHF                                         Asian Hockey Federation
 

 
AFI                                           Athletics Federation of India
 

 
AFMC                                      Armed Forces Medical College
 

 
AI                                             Artifical Intelligence, Air India
 

 
AIADMK                                 All India Dravid Muntetra Kazhgam
 

 
AICTE                                     All India Council for Technical Education
 

 
AIIMS                                      All India Institute of Medical Science
 

 
AITUC                                      All India Trade Union Congress
 

 
a k a                                         also known as
 

 
ALGOL                                    Algebric Oriented Language
 

 
AM                                          Ante Meridiem (before Noon), Amplitude Modulation             
 

 
app                                          Application (especially for Android tablet)
 

 
AP                                           Associate Press, Arithmetic Progression
 

 
APEC                                     Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
 

 
APMC                                    Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee

 

APR                                        Annual Percentage Return

 



ARPU                                     Average Revenue Per User

 

 
ASCI                                       Advertising Standards Council of India


 

ASCII                                      American Standard Code for Informa­tion Interchange

 

 
ASEAN                                  Association of South East Asian Na­tions

 

 
ASLV                                      Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle

 

 
AT & T                                     American Telegraphic and Telephone Co. Ltd.
 

 
ATC                                         Air Traffic Control

 

 
AITUC                                    All India Trade Union Congress

 

 
ATM                                        Automated Teller Machine

 

 
ATS                                        Anti Terrorism Squad
 

 
AVSM                                    Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
 

 
B2B                                      Busines to Business
 

 
B2C                                      Business to Consumer
 
 

BARC                                   Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

 

 
BA                                         Bachelor of Arts
 

 
BBA                                     Bachelor of Business Administartion
 

 
BBC                                     British Broadcasting Corporation
 
 

BBS                                     Bulletin Board Service

 
 

BC                                       Before Christ

 

 
BCCI                                   Board of Control For Cricket in India

 

BFA                                     Bachelor of Fine Arts

 
 

BHEL                                  Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd

 

 
BEL                                     Bharat Electronics Limited

 

BIOS                                    Basic Input Output System

 

 
BIT                                       Binary Digit
 

 
BOLT                                  Build -Operate- Lease-Transfer, BSE Online Trading System
 

 
BPL                                     Below Poverty Line, British Physical Laboratories
 

 
BPO                                   Business Process Outsourcing
 

 
BPR                                   Business Process Re-engineering
 

 
bps                                      bytes per second
 

 
BSE                                    Bombay Stock Exchange
 

 
BSF                                    Border Security Force
 

 
BSNL                                  Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
 

 
C2C                                    Consumer to Consumer
 

 
CA                                       Chartered Accountant
 

 
CACP                                 Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
 

 
CAPART                             Council for Advancement of People’s Action in Rural Technology
 

 
CAD                                    Com­puter Aided Designing
 


CADD                                 Computer Aided Designing and Drafting

 

 
CAG                                    Comptroller and Auditor-General of India
 

 
CAM                                    Computer Aided Management
 

 
CAT                                      Common Admis­sion Test, Computerized Axial Tomography

 

CCE                                     Continuing Comprehensive Evaluation


 

CBI                                       Central Bureau of Investigation

 
 

CBSE                                  Central Board of Secondary Education

 

CC                                       Carbon Copy

 
 

CCA                                    City Compensatory Allowance

 

 
CCI                                       Competition Commission of India
 


CCMB                                 Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

 


CDFD                                  Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics                                                          

 

 
CD                                        Compact Disc
 

 
C-DAC                                 Centre for Development of Ad­vanced Computing
 
 

C-DOT                                  Centre for Development of Telematics

 
 

CDMA                                   Code Division Multiple Access

 

 
CEO                                      Chief Executive Officer
 


CERN                                    European Centre For Nuclear Research

 
 

C & F                                     Carrying and Forwarding Agency

 
 

CFA                                       Certified Financial Analyst

 

 
CFC                                       Chloro Fluoro Carbons

 

CFP                                       Certified Financial Planner

 

 
CFSI                                      Children’s Film Society of India
 

 
CBFC                                    Central Board for Film Certification (a k a Censor Board)
 

 
CFSL                                     Central Forensic Science Laboratory

 

CGI                                         Common Gateway Interface

 


CIA                                         Central Intelligence Agency

 

 
CID                                         Criminal Investigation Department
 
 

CITU                                       Centre of Indian Trade Unions

 
 

CNN                                        Cable News Network

 
 

COMSAT                                Communications Satellite Corporation

 

 
COPRA                                  Consumer Protection Act
 

 
CPM                                        Critical Path Method
 

 
CPI (M)                                    Communist Party of India / Marxist
 

 
CPU                                         Central Processing Unit

 

CPWD                                   Central Public Works Department

 


CRIS                                      Centre for Railway Information System

 
 

CSIR                                      Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

 

CTBT                                      Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

 

CWC                                      Congress Working Committee

 

CYMK                                     Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Kinda

 

 
D.Litt.                                      Doctor of Literature
 
 

D.Phil.                                     Doctor of Philosophy




D.Sc.                                       Doctor of Science


 

DC                                           Direct Current, Deputy Commissioner

 


DIG                                          Deputy Inspector General



 
DMA                                         Direct Memory Access, Directing Marketing Associate
 
 

DMK                                         Dravida Munetra Kazhagam

 

 
DNA                                         Deoxyribo-nucleic Acid
 


DTP                                          Desktop Publishing

 


DCB                                         Development Credit Bank

 


DVC                                         Damodar Valley Corporation

 


DVD                                         Digital Versatile Disc / Digital Video Disc



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