Ketan (19),a computer science student at Osmania Engineering College,Banerghatta Road,hanged himself at his residence in Kadugondana Halli Wednesday evening.
He was living with his mother. Ketan returned home from college and went to his room to study after having coffee in the evening.
His mother found him hanging from the ceiling when she went to call him for dinner.
KG Halli police shifted the body to Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College for post-mortem. They do not yet know why he took the extreme step.