Abbreviations and Acronyms List

AAI ------------ Airports Authority of India

AICTE ------------ All India Council for Technical EducationAIIMS

AIDS ------------ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom

AIIMS ------------ All India Institute of Medical Science

APEC ------------ Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASCII ------------ American Standard Code for Informa­tion Interchange

ASEAN ------------ Association of South East Asian Nations

ATM ------------ Automated Teller Machine

BIOS ------------ Basic Input Output System

BEL ------------ Bharat Electronics Limited

BPO ------------ Business Process Outsourcing

CDAC ------------ Centre for the Development of Ad­vanced Computing

CDMA ------------ Code Division Multiple Access

CPWD ------------ Central Public Works DepartmentCPWD

CTBT ------------ Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

DNA ------------ Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid

DRDO ------------ Defence Research and Development Organisation

DTP ------------ Desktop Publishing

E-MAIL ------------ Electronic Mailing

EPABX ------------ Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange

FICCI ------------ Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

FIR ------------ First Information Report

GAIL ------------ Gas Authority of India Limited

GMT ------------ Greenwich Mean Time

GPRS ------------ General Packet Radio SystemIBM

GPS ------------ Global Positioning System

GSLV ------------ Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle

GSM ------------ Global System for Mobile Communications

HIV ------------ Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HTML ------------ Hypertext Transfer Protocol

IBM ------------ International Business Machines

IEEE ------------ Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers

IMAX ------------ Image Maximum

ILO ------------ International Labour OrganizationNALCO

IP ------------ Internet Protocol

ISBN ------------ International Standard Book Number

ISDN ------------ Integrated Services Digital Network

ISO ------------ International Standards Organization

ISRO ------------ Indian Space Research Organization

JPEG ------------ Joint Photographic Experts Group

LASER ------------ Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

LCD ------------ Liquid Crystal Display

MICR ------------ Magnetic Ink Character Recognition

MODEM ------------ Modulator Demodulator

MPEG ------------ Motion Picture Experts Group

NALCO ------------ National Aluminum Company Ltd.

NASA ------------ National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASDAQ ------------ National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation

NASSCOM ------------ National Association of Software and Service Companies

NATO ------------ North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NHPC ------------ National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

NTPC ------------ National Thermal Power Corporation

OPEC ------------ Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

PAN ------------ Permanent Account Number

PIN ------------ Postal Index Number

RADAR ------------ Radio Detecting and Ranging

RAM ------------ Random Access Memory

SAIL ------------ Steel Authority of India Limited

SEBI ------------ Securities and Exchange Board of India

TIN ------------ Tax Information Network

UGC ------------ University Grants Commission

UNESCO ------------ United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNICEF ------------ United Nations Children's Fund

URL ------------ Uniform Resource Locator

VSAT ------------ Very Small Aperture TerminalsNASSCOM

WHO ------------ World Health Organization

WLL ------------ Wireless in Local Loop

WWF ------------ World Wildlife Fund

WWW ------------ World Wide Web

WYSIWYG ------------ What you see is what you get

XML ------------ Extensible Mark-up Language

ZIP ------------ Zone Improvement Plan