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AICTE
 All India Council for Technical Education

APCTT
Asian and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology

CBDT
Central Board of Direct Taxes

C-DAC
Center for Development Advanced Computing

CDC
Consultancy Development Center

CLCSS
Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme

CORE
Centers of Relevance &Excellence

CII
Confederation of Indian Industry

CIIE
Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship

C-MET
 Center for Materials for Electronics Technology

CORE
Centers of Relevance & Excellence

CSIR
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

DBT
Department of Biotechnology

DIPP
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

DIT
Department of Information Technology

DSIR
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

DST
Department of Science and Technology

EDI
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

FICCI
Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

FIST
Fund for Improvement of Science &Technology Infrastructure

GIAN
Gujarat Grassroots Innovators Augmentation Network

GDP
Gross Domestic Product

GNP
Gross National Product

HBN
Honey Bee Network

HGTP
Home Grown Technology Programme

ICAR
Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICMR
Indian Council of Medical Research

ICT
Information and Communication Technologies

IDP
Instrumentation Development Programme

IIT
Indian Institute of Technology

IPAB
Intellectual Property Appellate Board

IPR
Intellectual Property Rights

IT
Information Technology

IVCA
Indian Venture Capital Association

NaMPET
National Mission on Power Electronics Technology

NRDC
National Research Development Corporation

NIF
National Innovation Foundation

NIS
National Innovation Systems

NMITLI
New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative

NSIC
National Small Industries Corporation

NSTEDB
National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board

OECD
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 

PRDSF
Pharmaceutical Research and Development Fund

PSA
Principal Scientific Advisor

RBI
Reserve Bank of India

R&D
Research and Development

REACH 
Relevance & Excellence in ACHieving new heights in educational Institutions

RIN
Rural Innovations Network

RTDT
Rural Technologies Demonstration and Training

SAC-C
Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet

SAC-PM
Scientific Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister

SAIF
Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facilities

SBIRI
Small Business Innovation Research Initiative

SERC
Science and Engineering Research Council

SEVA
Sustainable-Agriculture & Environmental Voluntary Action

SIDBI
Small Industries Development Bank of India

SIDO
Small Industries Development Organization

SIRO
Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

SISI
Small Industries Service Institute

SME
Small and Medium Enterprises

SRISTI
Society for Research Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions

S&T
Science and Technology

STARD
Science and Technology Application for Rural Development

STEP
Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park

STPI
Software Technology Parks of India

TBI
Technology Business Incubators

TBSE
Technology Bureau for Small Enterprises

TDB
Technology Development Board

TDUPW
Technology Development and Utilization Programme for Women

TIFAC
Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council

TePP
Technopreneur Promotion Programme

TPP
Technological Product and Process

VC
Venture Capital

WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization

WTO
World Trade Organization

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