Abstract: Data mining is the process of analysis of large amount of data to find out useful patterns and rules. Data mining is the process of taking information from a data set and convert it into an understandable and meaningful structure for further use. There are various techniques of data mining like classification, clustering, association rule mining etc. Each technique has its own importance according to his role. There are various applications of data mining in various fields like education, scientific and engineering, healthcare, business and many more. In this paper we will discuss basics of educational data mining. In this paper we will mainly focus on the applications of data mining in the field of education
Keywords: Data mining, Data Mining Elements, Educational Data Mining (EDM), Applications in education.