Durgesh Vikram, a student of Ph.D civil engineering, tried to commit suicide on Monday evening, IIT-K registrar Sanjeev Kashalkar said. The boy was, however, saved by railway police.
Vikram said he took the drastic step as was ill and tired of his life.
In past four years, seven students have committed suicide in IIT-K. Several others also tried to take their life. Even after continued attempts by IIT's authorities to check the increasing suicidal rate among their students, incidents of students taking their life is continuing.