Republic Day Parade. In 1957, an AEC contingent led by Capt (later Lt Col) KL Ghai took part in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi and attained first place in lay out and interior economy, amongst the 40 participating contingents.
Autonomous College. In 1985, the AEC Training College & Centre was awarded the status of an autonomous college under Hari Singh Gaur Vishwavidyalaya (later changed to Barkatullah University). With this, the College came to rank among the few autonomous colleges in the country. As an autonomous college, it can design its courses, conduct training and examinations, and award degrees. A vast majority of its courses are subscribed to by All Ranks of All Arms and Services of the Indian Army. Many courses also include PMF pers, as well as those from friendly foreign countries.
First Indian Army Whitewater Kayaking Expedition. In Jan 1991, a team of AEC personnel successfully completed the first Indian Army white water kayaking expedition on the Alaknanda-Ganga.
World Record. On 16 Dec 1997 in New Delhi, 4449 musicians from the Indian Armed Forces under the guidance of the AEC band specialists played ‘Amazing Grace’, forming the largest band under one conductor, and thus entered the Guinness Book of Records.
IAEP. In 1999, the Indian Army took a great stride in human resource development when an MOU was signed between the COAS and the Vice Chancellor of IGNOU for launching the Indira Gandhi National Open University Army Educational Project (IAEP). Under the project, all ranks of the Indian Army can pursue degree, diploma and certificate courses offered by IGNOU in an array of subjects, with all Command HRDCs functioning as Regional Centres, and Corps/Div HRDCs as the study centres.