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Acronym

Full Name

ABC

Assistant for Blind Children

ADAB

Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh

ADC

Additional Deputy Commissioner

ADP

Annual Development Program/ Annual Development Plan

AFD

Armed Forces Division

APB

Associate Press of Bangladesh

APL

Army Pathological Laboratory

AWB

Airway Bill

B. Pharm

Bachelor of Pharmacy

BADC

Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation

BAEC

Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission

BAF

Bangladesh Air Force

BAIRA

Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agency

BAPEX

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company

BARC

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council

BARD

Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development

BARI

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

BATEXPO

Bangladesh Textile Exposition

BAVS

Bangladesh Association of Voluntary Sterilization

BB

Bangladesh Biman/ Bangladesh Bank

BCA

Banking Company Act

BCCB

Bangladesh Cricket Control Board

BCCFA

Bangladesh Custom Clearing and Forwarding Agent

BCCI

Bank of Credit & Commerce International

BCIC

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation

BCS

Bangladesh Civil Service

BCSIR

Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

BDT

Bangladesh BDT

BDRCS

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

BDS

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

BEd

Bachelor of Education

BEPCB

Bangladesh Environment Pollution Control Board

BEPZA

Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority

BERRS

Bangladesh Economical Relief and Rehabilitation Service

BESC

Bangladesh Engineering and Shipbuilding Corporation

BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BFAPC

Bangladesh Food and Allied Products Corporation

BFDC

Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation

BFFWT

Bangladesh Freedom Fighter Welfare Trust

BFIDC

Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation

BFTA

Bangladesh Federation of Teachers Association

BFUJ

Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalist

BHB

Bangladesh Handloom Board

BIA

Bangladesh Insurance Academy

BIBM

Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management

BIDC

Bangladesh Industrial Development Corporation

BIDE

Bangladesh Institute of Distance Education

BIDS

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies

BIISS

Bangladesh Institute of International Strategic Studies

BIRDEM

Bangladesh Institute of Rehabilitation in Diabetes Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders

BITAC

Bangladesh Industrial and Technical Assistant Centre

BIWTA

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority

BIWTC

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation

BJEC

Bangladesh Jute Export Corporation

BJRI

Bangladesh Jute Research Institute

BKB

Bangladesh Krishi Bank

BKSP

Bangladesh Krira Sikkha Protistan

BL

Bill of Lading

BMA

Bangladesh Military Academy/ Bangladesh Medical Association

BMDC

Bangladesh Management Development Centre

BMEDC

Bangladesh Mineral Exploration and Development Corporation

BMS

Bangladesh Mohila Samity

BMTF

Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory

BN

Bangladesh Navy

BNCC

Bangladesh National Cadet Corps

BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party

BNSB

Bangladesh National Society for Blinds

BNSTDC

Bangladesh National Scientific and Technical Documentation Centre

BOC

Bangladesh Oxygen Company

BOGMC

Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation

BOI

Board of Investment

BPC

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation/Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation

BPC

Bangladesh Penal Code

BPDB

Bangladesh Power Development Board

BPRC

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation

BPSC

Bangladesh Public Service Commission

BPWD

Bangladesh Public Works Department

BR

Bangladesh Railway

BRAC

Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee

BRCS

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

BRDB

Bangladesh Rural Development Board

BRRI

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute

BRS

Bangladesh Rivers Service

BRTA

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority

BRTA

Bangladesh Rural Telecommunication Authority

BRTC

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation

BSB

Bangladesh Shilpa Bank

BSC

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation

BSCIC

Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation

BSEC

Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation

BSFIC

Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation

BSRS

Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Sangstha

BSS

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha

BST

Bangladesh Standard Time

BSWA

Bangladesh Sports Writer’s Association

BTIC

Bangladesh Textile Engineering Corporation

BTMC

Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation

BTRC

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regularity Commission

BTTB

Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board

BUET

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

BWDB

Bangladesh Water Development Board

CA

Chartered Accountant

CAAB

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh

CARE

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere

C&AG

Comptroller & Auditor General

CDB

Cotton Development Board

CDS

Central Depository System

CDRB

Centre for Development Research of Bangladesh

CCIE

Chief Controller of Import & Export

CDA

Chattogram Development Authority

CEC

Chief Election Commission

CEM

Country Economic Memorandum

CEPZ

Chattogram Export Processing Zone

CHT

Chattogram Hill Tracks

CID

Criminal Investigation Department

C in C

Commander in Chief

CNG

Compressed Natural Gas

C&F

Cost & Freight

CMH

Combined Military Hospital

CFS

Container Freight Station

CMO

Chief Medical Officer

COP

Combined Opposition Party

COTA

Civil Officers Training Academy

CPA

Chattogram Port Authority

CPC

Civil Procedure code

CPD

Centre for Policy Dialog

CPF

Contributory Provident Found

CPI

Consumer Price Index

Cr PC

Criminal Procedure Code

CSD

Central Storage Depot

CSIR

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CWASA

Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority

DA

Dearness Allowance / Daily Allowance

DB

Detective Branch

DC

Deputy Commissioner

DDPI

Deputy Director of Public Instruction

DDCC

District Development Co-ordination Committee

DESCO

Dhaka Electric Supply Company

DGFI

Directorate General Forces Intelligence

DFP

Department at Films and Publication

DG

Director General

DLA

Digital Logistics Capacity Assessment

DMCH

Dhaka Medical College Hospital

DMB

Disaster Management Bureau

DMP

Dhaka Metropolitan Police

DPC

Departmental Promotion Committee

DPH

Diploma in Public Health

DoF

Directorate of Food

DSP

Deputy Superintendent of Police

DUCSU

Dhaka University Central Students’ Union

DUJ

Dhaka Union of Journalism

DRR

Directorate of Relief and Rehabilitation

DU

Dhaka University

DWASA

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority

DEPZ

Dhaka Export Processing Zone

EBR

East Bengal Regiment

EC

Election Commissioner / Executive Council

ECNEC

Executive Committee of National Economic Council

EME

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

EMS

Emergency Medical Service

ENA

Eastern News Agency

EPB

Export Promotion Bureau

EPC

Export Price Control

EPZ

Export Processing Zone

ERD

Economic Relations Division

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FBCCI

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries

FCPS

Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons

FDC

Film Development Corporation

FEMA

Fair Election Monitoring Alliance

FY

Fiscal Year

FRCS

Fellow of Royal College Surgeon

FPAB

Family Planning Association of Bangladesh

FSW

Food and Work Scheme

GCE

General Certificate of Education

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GEP

Guaranteed Express Post

GPO

General Post Office

GSB

Geological Survey of Bangladesh

GPRS

General Pocket Radio Service

GRT

Gross Register Tonnage

GSP

Generalized System of Preference

GOTA

Gazetted Officer Training Academy

HBFC

House Building Finance Corporation

HBRI

Housing and Building Research Institute

HCF

Highest Common Factor

HDB

Horticulture Development Board

HPAE

High Performing Asian Economics

HPSP

Health and Population Sector Program

HSTTI

Higher Secondary Teacher’s Training Institute

IATA

International Air Transport Association

IBM

Institute of Business Management

ICB

Investment Corporation of Bangladesh

ICOP

Inter-Ministerial Committee on Privatization

IDB

Islamic Development Bank

ICDDR, B

International Centre for Diarrhea Disease Research, Bangladesh

ICTVTR

Islamic Centre for Technical & Vocational Training & Research in Bangladesh

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

IDA

International Development Association

IDB

Islamic Development Bank

IFIC

International Finance Investment and Commerce

IGP

Inspector General of Police

IISS

International Institute for Strategic Studies

IIEP

International Institute of Educational Planning

ISPs

Internet Service Providers

IPGMR

Institute of Post Graduate Medicine and Research

IDPs

Internally Displaced Persons

IRDP

Integrated Rural Development Program

IMF

International Monetary Fund

ISSB

Inter Service Selection Board

INGO

International NGO

IOM

International Organization of Migration

IWTC

Inland Water Transport Corporation

JBC

Jibon Bima Corporation (Life Insurance)

JCC

Junior Cadet Corps

JCO

Junior Commissioned Officer

JMBA

Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority

JRC

Joint River Commission

JS

Jatiyo Sangsad (National Parliament)

JTC

Jute Trading Corporation

JU

Jahangirnagar University

JUCSU

Jahangirnagar University Central Students Union

KDA

Khulna Development Authority

KVA

Kilo Volt Ampere

KPI

Key Point Installation

LGED

Local Government and Engineering Department

LIFB

Loans International Foundation of Bangladesh

LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas

LPG

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LCA

Logistics Capacity Assessment

MAP

Medical Assistance Program

MBA

Master of Business Administration

MBBS

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MCH

Maternity Health Centre

MCCI

Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and Industries

MDG

Millennium Development Goals

MEd

Master of Education

MES

Military Engineering Service

MoDMR

Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding

MO

Money Order

MOPT

Ministry of Post and Telecommunication

MPA

Mongla Port Authority

MT

Metric Tons

MW

Mega Watt

NATAB

National Anti-Tuberculosis Association of Bangladesh

NBR

National Board of Revenue

NCC

National Cadet Corps

NCB

Nationalized Commercial Bank

NCO

Non-Commissioned Officer

NEC

National Economic Council

NGO

Non-Government Organization

NICAR

National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reorganization

NID

National Immunization Day

NIEAER

National Institute of Educational Administration Extension & Research

NIPA

National Institute of Public Administration

NIPSOM

National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine

NFI

Non-Food Items

NMCI

National Mass Communication Institute

NMBW

National Minimum Wages Board

NOC

No Objection Certificate / National Olympic Committee

NSI

National Security Intelligence (of Bangladesh)

NWPC

National Wage Productivity Commission

OC

Officer in Charge / Officer Commanding

OCAB

Overseas Correspondent Association of Bangladesh

OCHA

Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OECD

Organizational for Economic Corporation and Development

ORT

Oral Dehydration Treatment

PA

Personal Assistant

PATC

Public Administration Training Centre

PCP

Project Concept Paper

PD

Project Director

PFP

Policy Framework Paper

PGCB

Power Greed Company of Bangladesh

PIB

Press Institute of Bangladesh

PIN

Postal Index Number/Personal Identification Number

PSTN

Public Switch Telephone Network

PMG

Post Master General

PO

Post Office

PP

Public Prosecutor / Project Profile

PSC

Public Service Commission

PSI

Pre-Shipment Inspection

PWD

Public Works Department

RAB

Rapid Action Battalion

RDB

Rural Development Board

REB

Rural Electrification Board

RoRo

Roll on Roll off

RC

Resident Coordinator

RRI

River Research Institute

RU

Rajshahi University

RUCSU

Rajshahi University Central Students Union

SB

Special Brance

SC

Supreme Court

SBW

Special Bonded Warehouse

SDG

Sustainable Development Goal

SEC

Securities Exchange Commission

SI

Sub Inspector

SKOP

Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad

SMLC

Special Martial Law Court

SP

Superintendent of Police

SPARRSO

Space Research & Remote Sensing Organization

SPCA

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

SPAC

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

SRTC

Silk Research Training Centre

SRTI

Sugarcane Research and Training Institute

STD

Subscriber’s Trunk Dialling

TA

Traveling Allowance / Territorial Army

TAA

Technical Assistance Administration

T&T

Telegraph & Telephone

T&D

Transmission and Distribution

TC

Transfer Certificate

TCB

Trading Corporation of Bangladesh

TCRD

Technical Committee of Rural Development

TDC

Thana Development Committee

TEUs

Twenty Fit Equivalent Units

THC

Thermal Handling Charge

TGTDC

Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company

TIN

Taxpayer Identification Number

TMO

Telegraphic Money Order

TNO

Thana Nirbahi Officer

TOEFL

Test of English in Foreign Language

TSC

Teachers Students Centre

TSS

Telephone Shilpo Sangstha

TTC

Teachers Training College / Technical Training Centre / Traveling Ticket Checker

TTE

Traveling Ticket Examiner

TU

Trade Union

TV

Television

UNAIDS

Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS

UNCT

United Nations Country Team

UNDP

United Nations Development Program

UNEP

United Nations Environmental Program

UNROB

United Nation Relief Operation in Bangladesh

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFPA

United Nations Population Fund

UNHAS

United Nations Humanitarian Air Service

UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

VAT

Value Added Tax

VGFP

Vulnerable Group Feeding Program

VGDS

Vulnerable Group Development Scheme

VHSS

Voluntary Health Service Society

VIP

Very Important Person

VVIP

Vary Very Important Person

VIRUS

Vital Information Resource Under Siege

VP

Vice President

VPP

Value Payable Post

VSAT

Very Small Aperture Terminal

VSW

Village Social Worker

VOR

VHF Omnidirectional Radio range

WASA

Water and Sewerage Authority

WDB

Water Development Board

WWA

Women Welfare Association

WAPDA

Water and Power Development Board

WASH

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

WCO

World Customs Organization 

WFP

World Food Program

WHO

World Health Organization    

WVI

World Vision International

ZPG

Zero Population Growth


Some Bangla Vernaculars:

1

BDT

Bangladesh BDT (Unit of Money)

2

Cr. (Crore)

1 Crore=10 Million

3

Lakh

1 Lakh= 0.1 Million

4

Aus, Boro, Aman

These are types of rice produced in different seasons.

5

Kharif

This is a season popularly considered known as Kharif which starts in June and ends in October. Kharif crops are usually sown with the beginning of the first rains during the advent of the south-west monsoon season, and they are harvested at the end of monsoon season (October-November).

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