Amity University also known as Amity is India's first private university. Located in Noida, the university was established under an Uttar Pradesh state government Act. It has more than 80,000 students enrolled in approximately 240 programmes. The college was set up by the not-for-profit society ‘Ritnand Balved Education Foundation’. It is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council as a ‘Grade A’ university. It has also been included under UGC's list of private universities after a High Court order. For a student to be eligible to study at this university, he/she must have a minimum of 60% aggregate in 10+2. This is relaxed by 5% for students from the sponsored category. Application forms are available as early as January and aspirants can continue to apply till the month of April. After submission of the forms, students must appear for a written test, group discussion and an interview to qualify. The entrance criteria changes depending on the course students apply for. Classes start soon after admission.