International Journal of Computer Applications
Growth of an educational institute can be measured in terms of successful students of the institute. The analysis related to the prediction of students academic performance in higher education seems an essential requirement for the improvement in quality education. Data mining techniques play an important role in data analysis. For the construction of a classification model which could predict performance of students, particularly for engineering branches, a decision tree algorithm associated with the data mining techniques have been used in the research. A number of factors may affect the performance of students. Here some significant factors have been considered while constructing the decision tree for classifying students according to their attributes (grades).