Abbreviation — N O P Q R S




NAC Non -Aligned Committe /National AIDS Committee.
NA National Assembly.
NAM Non- Aligned Movement.
NABARD National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Devt.
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement.
NANAP Non-Aligned News Agencies Pool.
NAP New Aspairation Party.
NATO North Atlantic Treat Organization.
NAU North American Union.
NB Nota Bene.
NCC National Cadet Crops.
NCERT National Council of Educational Research and Training.
NCO Non Commissioned Officer.
NC Nordic Council.
NDA National Defence Academy.
NDF Nordic Development Fund.
NDI National Democratic Institute.
NEC North Economic Council.
NEFA North Easterm Frontier Agency.
NGFF Nutural Gas Fertilizer Fectory.
NGO Non-Governmental Organization.
NHPC National Hydroelectric Power Corporation.
NIAS Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.
NIB Nordic Investment Bank.
NMA Nepal Medical Association.
NNI Net National Income.
NNPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
NNN NAM News Network. / Nippon News Network.
NP Notary Public.
NPA New Peoples Army.
NPF National Patriotic Front.
NREP National Rural Employment Programme.
NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation.
NYT New York Time.


OAS Organization of American States.
OAU Organization of African Unity.
OAP Old Age Pensioner.
OAPNA Organization of Asian Pacific News Agency.
OAPEC Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries.
O-Level Ordinary Level.
OCR Ordinary Capital Resources.
OECD Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development.
OED Oxford English Dictionary.
OEEC Organization of European Economic Co-operation.
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
OIC Organization of Islamic Conference.
OFDA Office of us Foreign Disaster Assistance.
OBSS On Bangladesh State Service.
OCAB Overseas Correspondent Association of Bangladesh.
OECS Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
OFC Oceania Football Confederation.
ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Commission.


PA Personal Assistant. / Press Association.
PAEC Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
PC Personal Computer.
PCS Public Civil Service.
PCB Pakistan Cricket Board.
PDF Pakistan Defence Force.
PIF Pacific Islands Forum.
PFLT People’s Front of the Liberation Tiger’s.
PG Post Graduate.
PMG Post Master General.
PhD Doctor of Philosophy.
PHED Public Health Engineering Department.
PIA Pakistan International Airlines.
PLHIV People Living with HIV and AIDS.
PLO Palestine Liberation Organization.
PM Prime Minister / Post Master.
PNA Pakistan National Assembly.
PNC Palestine National Council.
PNCB Pakistan Narkotics Control Board.
PODO Public Office Discoalification Ordinance.
POW Prisoners of War.
PP Public Prosecutor.
PPP Pakistan Peoples Party.
PR Public Relations.
PRO Public Relation Officer.
PST Pacific Standard Time.
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network.
PTA Pre-paid Travel Arrangement.
PTO Please Turn Over.
PTI Press Trust of India.
PUK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
PWD Public Works Department.
PUCL People Union for Civil Liberties.
PSC Public Service Commission.
PSA Port of Singapore Authority.
PORAM Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia.
PHC Primary Health Centre.
PMO Principal Medical Officer.
PLI Postal Life Insurance.


Q Ouestions.
QC Queen’s Council.
QMG Quarter Master General.
QM Quarter Master.


RA Royal Academy.
RADA Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
R&D Research and Development.
RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging.
RAF Royal Air Force.
RAM Royal Academy of Music.
RAW Research and Analysis Wing.
RBA Reproductive Biology Associates.
RCC Revolutionary Command Council.
RCM Royal College of Music.
RDC Research and Development Centre.
RDRA Regional Director of the Railway.
RFSA Russian Federal Space Agency.
RG Rio Group.
RM Royal Marines.
RMS Railway Mail Service.
RN Royal Navy.
RUF Revolutionary United Front.
R&H Roads and Highways.
RHC Rural Health Centre.
RWP Rural Works Programme.


SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
SAF Structural Adjustment Facility.
SAFTA South Asian Free Trade Area.
SAIC SAARC Agricultural Information Centre.
SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.
SAM Surface to Air Missile.
SANA South Asian News Agency.
SAPO South African Peoples Organization.
SAPTA SAARC Preferential Trade Arrangement.
SAYE Save As You Earn.
SCC SAARC Cultural Centre.
SCZMC SAARC Coastal Zone Management Centre.
SCITI Small and Cottage Industries Training Institute.
SDI Strategic Defence Initiative.
SDMC SAARC Disaster Management Centre.
SDC SAARC Documentation Centre.
SDR Special Drawing Right.
SEADO South East Asian Defence Organization.
SEC SAARC Energy Centre.
SEATO South East Asian Treaty Organization.
SEAC South East Asia Command.
SF Science Fiction.
SFC SAARC Forestry Centre.
SHAEF Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force.
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Europe.
SHRDC SAARC Human Resources Development Centre.
SICC Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.
SIC SAARC Information Centre.
SIDA Swedish International Development Agency.
SIGG SAARC’s Inter-Governmental Group.
SIS Secret Intelligence Service.
SIM Subscriber Identity Module.
SLORC State Law and Order Restoration Council.
SMPP Short Message Peer-to-peer Protocol.
SMCR SAARC Meteorological Research Centre.
SMS Short Message Service.
SNPA Specialised New Programme of Action.
SOE State Owned Enterprises.
SOS Save Our Souls.
SPCA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
SPCC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
SPO Special Police Officer.
SRG Study and Research Group.
SRO Standing Revenue Order.
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
STC SAARC Tuberculosis Centre.
SSC Secondary School Sertificate.
SWC Storm Warning Centre.
SFYP Second Five Year Plan.
SWAPO South-West African People’s Organization.

Abbreviation — G H I J K L M




GATT General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade.
GA General Assembly.
GB Great Britain.
GCC Gulf Co-operation Council.
GCE General Certificate of Education.
GEC General Electric Company.
GEMS Global Environment Monitoring System.
GMT Greenwich Mean Time.
GOC General Officer Commanding.
GPO General Post Office.
GPRS General Packet Radio Service.
GSTP Global System of Trade Practice.
GRID Global Resources Information Database.
3GPP 3rd Generation Partnership Project.
GUPS General Union of Palestine Students.
GDI Gross Domestic Income.
GNP Gross National Product.
GCID German Cultural Institute of Dhaka.
GSP Gana Sangram Parishad.
GNLF Gorkha National Liberation Front.


HCP Highest Common Factor.
HDC Human Development Centre.
HDI Human Development Index.
HDL High Density Lipoprotein.
HE His Excellency.
HES Health Expenditures Survey.
HF High Frequency.
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
HMV His master’s Voice.
HSC Higher Secondary Certificate.
HYV High Yielding Varites.
HP Horse Power.
HKSC Hong Kong Shipper’s Council.
HR House of Representatives.
HBFC House Building Finance Corporation.
HDB Horticulture Development Board.
HBRI Housing and Building Research Institute.


IADB Inter American Development Bank.
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency.
IAF Indian Air Force.
IATA International Air Transport Association.
IBA Institute of Business Administration.
IBRD International Bank of Reconstruction and Development.
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization.
ICBM Inter Continental Ballastic Missile.
ICC International Cricket Committee.
ICD International Classification of Diseases.
ICFM Islamic Conference of Foreign Minister.
ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.
ICI Imperial Chemical Industries.
ICJ International Court of Justice.
ICMR Indian Council of Medical Research.
ICRC International Committee of Red Cross.
IDA International Development Association.
IDB Islamic Development Bank.
IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India.
IDU Injecting Drug Users.
IFC International Finance Corporation.
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Devt.
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute.
IFTU International Federation of Trade Unions.
IGEG Inter Government Export Group.
IIT Islamic Institute of Technology.
IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.
IJC International Jute Corporation.
ILO International Labour Organization.
IMED Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division.
IMF International Monetary Fund.
IMO Internatonal Maritime Organization.
INTERPOL International Police.
IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations.
IOC International Olympic Committee.
IOJ International Organization of Journalists.
IPA Integrated Programme for Action.
IRA Irish Republican Army.
IRDP Integrated Rural Development Programme.
IRMB International Range Ballistic Missile.
IRO International Refugee Organization.
IRRI International Rice Research Institute.
ISBA International Sea Bed Authority.
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network.
ISSB Inter Service Selection Board.
ISS International Space Station.
ISI Indian Standards Institute.
ITA Information and Technology Agreement.
ITC International Trade Centre.
ITDC India Tourism Development Corporation.
ITDG Intermediate Technology Development Group.
ITO International Trade Organisation.
ITU International Telecommunication Union.
IWMI International Water Management Institute.


JMDC Jute Manufactured Development Council.
JP Justice of the Peace.
JCO Junior Commissioned Office.
JJSF Jatiya Juba Sanghathan Federation.
JKLF Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.
JBC Jiban Bima Corporation.
JEI Jute Extension Inspector.
JMBA Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority.
JUCSU Jahangirnagar University Central Students Union.
JRC Joint River Commission.
JC Jesus Christ.
JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency.


KANU Kenya African National Union.
KCCI Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
KDP Kurdistan Democratic Party.
KRC Karnafuly Rayon Complex.
KITA Korea International Trade Association.
KNITQ Korean National Institute of Technology and Quality.
KSC Korean Shippers Council.
KWP Kurdistan Worker’s Party.
KNM Khulna Newsprint Mills.
KPM Karnaphuli Paper Mills.
KSS Krishi Samabaya Samity.
KKM Kanchi Kanchar Mela.


LDC Least Developed Countries.
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam.
LGRD Local Government and Rural Development.
LGED Local Government Engineering Development.
LGEB Local Government Engineering Bureau.
LDL Low Density Lipoprotein.
LES Lunar Excaps System.
LLB Bachelor of Law.
LMT Local Mean Time.
LMG Light Machine Gun.
LMF Licenciate of the Medical Faculty.
LST Local Standard Time.
LPG Liquid Petroleum Gas.
LCM Least Common Multiple.
LA Legislative Assembly.


MA Master of Arts.
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
MCA Malaysian Chinese Association.
MCDU Member of the Christian Democrate Union.
MEd Master of Education.
ME Monitoring and Evaluation.
MEES Middle East Economic Survey.
MEI Member of Engineering Institute.
MFN Most Favoured Nation.
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.
MIDAS Missile Defence Alarm System.
MISA Maintenance of Internal Security Act.
MISO Maintains of Internal Security Order.
MLit Master of Literature.
MMS Multimedia Messaging Service.
MNLF Middle National Liberation Front.
MP Member of Parliament.
MPhar Master of Pharmacy.
MRAS Menber of Royal Asiatc Society.
MRBM Medium Range Ballastic Missile.
MRCP Member of Royal College of Physicians.
MRCS Member of Royal College of Surgery.
MRTPC Monopolice and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission.
MSc Master of Science.
MV Motor Vessel.
MBA Master of Business Administration.

Abbreviation — A B C D E F




ABC Australian Broadcasting Co.
ABU Asian Broadcasting Union.
ACU Asian Clearing Union.
ADB Asian Development Bank.
ADF African Development Found.
AFC Asian Football Confederation.
AFP Agency of France Press.
AI Amonesty International.
ALICO American Life Insurance Company.
AIT Asian Institute of Tecnologhy.
ANN Asian News Network.
AOC Air Officer Commanding.
APD Academy for Planning and Development.
APA Associate Press of America.
APCC Asian and Pacific Coconut Community.
APO Asian Productivity Organization.
ARC Asian Reinsurance Corporation.
ASC African Socialist Council.
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations.
ADC Additional Deputy Commissioner.
ADP Annual Development programme.
AGM Assistant General Manager.
AHQ Army Head Quarters.
AMS Army medical Service.
APD Academy for Planning Development.
AGP Assam Gana Parishad.
AITUC All India Trade Union Congress.
AASU All Assam Student’s Union.
AICC All India Congress Committee.
ANC African National Congress.


BBC British Broadcasting Corporation.
B.Sc Bachelor of Science.
B.Pharm Bechelor of Pharmacy.
BL Bechelor of Law.
BA Bechelor of Arts.
BC British Council.
BAF Bangladesh Air Force.
BAL Bangladesh Awami League.
BARI Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute.
BAU Bangladesh Agricultural University.
BB Bangladesh Biman.
BCCB Bangladesh Cricket Control Board.
BFA Bangladesh Football Association.
BFF Bangladesh Football Federation.
BFS Bangladesh Fire Service.
B. Com. Bechelor of Commerce.
BOP Balance of Payment.
BKB Bangladesh Krishi Bank.
BMA Bangladesh Medical Association.
BN Bangladesh Nevy.
BOA Bangladesh Olympic Association.
BPC Bangladesh petroleum Corporation.
BPS Bangladesh Photographic Society.
BRTC Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation.
BSC Bangladesh Shipping Corporation.
BKSP Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Pratisthan.
BTUC Bangladesh Trade Union Centre.
BNP Bangladesh National Party.
BNCC Bangladesh National Cadet Core.


CAF Confederation of African Football.
CAIS Central American Integration System.
CBD Convention of Biological Diversity.
CBI Central Bureau of Investigation.
CDU Christian Democratic Union.
CE Civil Engineer.
CFE Conventional Force in Europe.
CH Companion of Honour.
CIA Central Intelligence Agency.
CID Criminal Investigation Department.
CMN Common Market Nations.
CNA Central News Agency.
CNN Cable News Network.
CO Commanding Officer.
COE Council of Europe.
CP Colombo Plan.
CRI China Radio International.
CRPF Central Reserve Police Force.
CSE Certificate of Secondary Education.
CSS Centre for Social Studies.
CA Civil Aviation.
CEC Chief Election Commissioner.
CEPZ Chittagong Export Processing Zone.
CMP Chittagong Metropolitan police.
CSS Chistian Service Society.
CUTA Chittagong University Teachers Association.
CUFFL Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Factory Limited.
CHTDB Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board.
CENTO Central Treaty Organization.
CITU Centre of Indian Trade Union.
CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
COFEPOSA Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act.


D.Sc. Doctor of Science.
DAC Development Assistance Committe.
DCL Doctor of Civil Law.
DD Doctor of Divinity. / Deputy Director.
DG Director General.
DPI Doctor of Public Instruction.
DV Diversity Visa.
DLO Dead Letter Office.
D.Lit Doctor of Literature.
DOHE Defence Officer’s Housing Estate.
DIT Dhaka Improvement Trust.
DC Deputy Commissioner.
DCC Dhaka City Corporation.
DMC Dhaka Municipal Corporation.
DIG Deputy Inspector General.
DVC Damodar Vally Corporation.
DPH Director of Public Health.
DIGP Deputy Inspector General Police.
DMSA Dhaka Metropolice Sports Association.
DGCA Director General of Civil Aviation.
DNMI Dhaka National Medical Institute.
DSE Dhaka Stock Exchange.
DTE Directot of Technical Education.
DUTA Dhaka University Teachers Association.
DUJ Dhaka Union of Journalists.


EAC East Asian Community.
EADB East African Development Bank.
EAEG East Asian Economic Group.
EAS East Asian Summit.
EC European Commission.
ECA Economic Commission of Africa.
ECC European Cricket Council.
ECE (UN) Economic Commission of Europe.
ECG Electro Cardio Gram.
ECLA Economic Commission fo Latin America.
ECM European Common Market.
ECO Economic Co-operation Organisation.
ECT Electro Compulsive Therapy.
EDP Electronic Data Processing.
EFTA European Free Trade Association.
EIB European Investment Bank.
EP European Parliament.
EPO European Patent Organisation.
ESA European Space Agency.
ESF European Science Foundation.
EU European Union.
EPZ Export Processing Zone.
ERL Eastern Refinery Limited.
ESMA Essential Services Maintenance Act.
ERD Economic Relations Division.
ECOSOC (UN) Economic and Social Commission.
ECAFE (UN) Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East.
ECLA (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America.
EEC European Economic Community.
EDC European Defence Community.
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.


FA Football Association.
FBA Fellow of British Academy.
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization.
FAPE Fund of Association to Private Education.
FDC Film Development Corporation.
FIFA Federation of International Football Association.
FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
FRCS Fellow of the Royal College of Surgery.
FOB Free On Board.
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation.
FRS Fellow of the Royal Society.
FIEO Federation of Indian Export Organizations.
FNB First National Bank.
FTI Federation of Thai Industries.
FM Foreign Minister.
FEC Foreign Exchange Certificates.
FPA Family Planning Assistants.
FIC Flood Information centre.
FPBA Family Planning Association of Bangladesh.
FECTT Foreign Exchange Conservation Travel Tax.
FWA Family Welfare Association.
FWC Family Welfare Centre.
FERA Foreign Exchange Regulation Act.