100+ Abbreviations With Their Full Form

When we write a word or expression in a short form, it is called “abbreviation”.

Some common abbreviations used in India, along with their full forms:

  1. AICTE: All India Council for Technical Education
  2. AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  3. AI: Artificial Intelligence
  4. AM: Amplitude Modulation
  5. ANN: Artificial Neural Network
  6. AR: Augmented Reality
  7. ASAP: As Soon As Possible
  8. ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  9. ASP: Active Server Pages
  10. ATM: Automated Teller Machine
  11. BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
  12. BFSI: Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
  13. BHEL: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  14. BPL: Below Poverty Line
  15. BSE: Bombay Stock Exchange
  16. BSF: Border Security Force
  17. BSNL: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  18. CEO: Chief Executive Officer
  19. CFO: Chief Financial Officer
  20. CMO: Chief Marketing Officer
  21. CIO: Chief Information Officer
  22. CDO: Chief Data Officer
  23. CPO: Chief People Officer
  24. CCRF: Central Crisis Response Force
  25. CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access
  26. CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
  27. CIA: Central Intelligence Agency
  28. CISF: Central Industrial Security Force
  29. CNN: Cable News Network
  30. COO: Chief Operating Officer
  31. CRPF: Central Reserve Police Force
  32. CSV: Comma-Separated Values
  33. CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
  34. CTC: Cost to Company
  35. CPU: Central Processing Unit
  36. CRM: Customer Relationship Management
  37. CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility
  38. CTR: Click Through Rate
  39. DBMS: Database Management System
  40. DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  41. DIY: Do It Yourself
  42. DLC: Downloadable Content
  43. DNS: Domain Name System
  44. DSLR: Digital Single-Lens Reflex
  45. DVD: Digital Versatile Disc
  46. EMI: Equated Monthly Installment
  47. ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning
  48. ESA: European Space Agency
  49. EU: European Union
  50. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
  51. FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation
  52. FCC: Federal Communications Commission
  53. FIFA: Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  54. FM: Frequency Modulation
  55. FMCG: Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  56. FTP: File Transfer Protocol
  57. GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation
  58. GIF: Graphics Interchange Format
  59. GIS: Geographic Information System
  60. GHz: Gigahertz
  61. GPS: Global Positioning System
  62. GPU: Graphics Processing Unit
  63. GSM: Global System for Mobile Communications
  64. GUI: Graphical User Interface
  65. HAL: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  66. HD: High Definition
  67. HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface
  68. HTML: Hypertext Markup Language
  69. HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  70. HTTPS: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
  71. IAS: Indian Administrative Service
  72. IBPS: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
  73. ICAI: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  74. ICC: International Cricket Council
  75. IIT: Indian Institutes of Technology
  76. ILO: International Labor Organization
  77. IMF: International Monetary Fund
  78. IMPS: Immediate Payment Service
  79. IMAP: Internet Message Access Protocol
  80. IOC: International Olympic Committee
  81. IoT: Internet of Things
  82. IAS: Indian Administrative Service
  83. IPS: Indian Police Service
  84. ISD: International Subscriber Dialing
  85. ISRO: Indian Space Research Organisation
  86. ISP: Internet Service Provider
  87. ITI: Industrial Training Institute
  88. JPG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
  89. LAN: Local Area Network
  90. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display
  91. LED: Light Emitting Diode
  92. LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
  93. LPG: Liquefied Petroleum Gas
  94. LTE: Long-Term Evolution
  95. MAC: Media Access Control
  96. MAN: Metropolitan Area Network
  97. MB: Megabyte
  98. MBA: Master of Business Administration
  99. MHz: Megahertz
  100. MICR: Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
  101. MIDI: Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  102. ML: Machine Learning
  103. MR: Mixed Reality
  104. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  105. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  106. NFC: Near Field Communication
  107. NCC: National Cadet Corps
  108. NEET: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
  109. NEFT: National Electronic Funds Transfer
  110. NGO: Non-Governmental Organization
  111. NHS: National Health Service
  112. NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  113. NIFTY: National Stock Exchange Fifty
  114. NITI: National Institution for Transforming India
  115. NRI: Non-Resident Indian
  116. NSS: National Service Scheme
  117. ONGC: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
  118. OLED: Organic Light Emitting Diode
  119. PAN: Permanent Account Number
  120. PC: Personal Computer
  121. PDF: Portable Document Format
  122. PGA: Professional Golfers’ Association
  123. PIN: Personal Identification Number
  124. PNG: Portable Network Graphics
  125. PPP: Purchasing Power Parity
  126. PSU: Public Sector Undertaking
  127. QA: Quality Assurance
  128. RAM: Random Access Memory
  129. RAW: Research and Analysis Wing
  130. RFID: Radio-Frequency Identification
  131. RNN: Recurrent Neural Network
  132. ROI: Return on Investment
  133. ROM: Read-Only Memory
  134. RTO: Regional Transport Office
  135. SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
  136. SAN: Storage Area Network
  137. SAP: Systems, Applications, and Products
  138. SBI: State Bank of India
  139. SIM: Subscriber Identity Module
  140. SMS: Short Message Service
  141. SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  142. SSI: Small Scale Industry
  143. SSL: Secure Socket Layer
  144. STD: Subscriber Trunk Dialing
  145. SWIFT: Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
  146. TCP/IP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  147. TGIF: Thank God It’s Friday
  148. UGC: University Grants Commission
  149. UID: Unique Identification Number (Aadhaar)
  150. UIDAI: Unique Identification Authority of India
  151. UN: United Nations
  152. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  153. UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund
  154. UNO: United Nations Organization
  155. UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund
  156. UPC: Universal Product Code
  157. UPS: Uninterruptible Power Supply
  158. URL: Uniform Resource Locator
  159. USB: Universal Serial Bus
  160. VAT: Value Added Tax
  161. VLAN: Virtual Local Area Network
  162. VPN: Virtual Private Network
  163. VR: Virtual Reality
  164. WAN: Wide Area Network
  165. WHO: World Health Organization
  166. WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network
  167. WTO: World Trade Organization
  168. WWF: World Wide Fund for Nature
  169. XML: Extensible Markup Language
  170. YMCA: Young Men’s Christian Association
  171. ZARA: Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer

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