and colors in a visualization system. The m-Arm Glyph byPickett and Grinstein  consists of a main axis and m arms,and the length and thickness of each arm and the anglesbetween each arm and main axis are used to encode differentdimensions of a data set.  describes a glyph-based systemfor large high dimensional datasets. These techniques areincapable of visualizing large amount of high dimensional databecause:
Lack of human computer interaction.
Lack of integration with other data mining andknowledge discovery (KDD) tools.VII. PROPOSED WORK Nowadays, higher educational organizations are facing avery high competitive environment and are aiming to get morecompetitive advantages over the other business competitions.These organizations should improve the methodology of teaching, placement and counseling of students. They consider students and teachers as their main assets and they want toimprove their key process indicators by effective and efficientuse of their assetsStudents’ academic performance is critical for educationalinstitutions because strategic programs can be planned inimproving or maintaining students’ performance during their period of studies in the institutions. The academicperformance in this study is measured by certain attribute asindicated in Table 1. This study presents the work of datamining in predicting the final placement of students. Thisstudy applies association rule mining technique to choose thebest prediction and analysis. The list of students who arepredicted as likely to drop from the selection criterion by datamining is then turned over to teachers and management for direct or indirect intervention.For example, let us consider the transaction database of few students from Students’ repository of institute whichshows the students general and academic grades in differentcourses they enrolled for during their years of attendance inthe institution. Student performance score is basicallydetermined by the sum total of the continuous assessment andthe examination scores. In most institutions the continuousassessment which includes various assignments, class tests,group presentations is summed up to weigh 30% of the totalscore while the main semester examination is 70%. Todifferentiate different students’ performances we have selecteddifferent attributes as attendance, Mark, Activity etc. .asshown in table 1.Educational institutions with Association rule mining canpredict the student's performance more accurately, which inturn can result in quality education.
Student Level Analysis
Successfully training the student requires analyzing thedata at the student level. Using the associated discovery datamining technique, educational institutions can more accuratelyselect the kind of training to offer to different kinds of students. With the help of this technique, educationalinstitutions can.i.
Segment the student database to create studentprofiles.ii.
Conduct analysis on a single student segment for asingle factor. For example, the institution can performin-depth analysis of the relationship betweenattendance and academic achievement.iii.
Analyze the student segments for multiple factorsusing group processing and multiple target variables.For example,
What are the characters shared bystudents who drop out from colleges?iv.
Perform sequential (over time) basket analysis onstudent segments. For example,
What percentage of high attendance holders also achieved in academicside also?
B. Developing new strategies
Teachers can increase the placement percentage byidentifying the most lucrative student segments and organizethe training sessions accordingly. The results may be affected,if teachers do not offer the right kind of training to the rightstudent segment at the right time. With data mining operationssuch as segmentation or association analysis, institutions cannow utilize all of their available information for betterment of students.
TABLE I ATTRIBUTE LIST
Enrolment No. ENR Yes, NoAttendance ATTPoor, Good,Average10+2 Grade INTA, B, CArea of expertiseEXPM,C,EGender
M, FFund F P, S, FStudentDepartmentSTDME, CS, ITActivitiesperformed bythestudentACTA, B, CPercentage of practicalsessionPSAA, B, CExercise givenbyteacher ETA, B, CAverage mark of theexperiencereportER A, B, CFinal mark MARK A, B, CEvaluation EVLA, B, C
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