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Analysis and Prediction of Student’s Academic Performance in University Courses

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Garima Sharma, Santosh K. Vishwakarma

Garima Sharma and Santosh K Vishwakarma. Analysis and Prediction of Student’s Academic Performance in University Courses. International Journal of Computer Applications 160(4):40-44, February 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Garima Sharma and Santosh K. Vishwakarma},
	title = {Analysis and Prediction of Student’s Academic Performance in University Courses},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {February 2017},
	volume = {160},
	number = {4},
	month = {Feb},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {40-44},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017913045},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Management of huge amount of data has always been a matter of concern. With the increase in awareness towards education, the amount of data in educational institutes is also increasing. The increasing growth of educational databases, have given rise to a new field of data mining, known as Educational Data Mining (EDM). With the help of this one can predict the academic performance of a student that can help the students, their instructors and also their guardians to take necessary actions beforehand to improve the future performance of a student. This paper deals with the implementation of ID3 decision tree algorithm to build a predictive model based on the previous performances of a student. The dataset used in this paper is the semester data of the students of a private institute of India. Rapidminer, an open source software platform is used to obtain the results.


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Data Mining, EDM, KDD, Classification, Decision tree, ID3, Student’s academic performance prediction