‘Industry 4.0 - way forward towards next orbit’ is a National level conference organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM University, Vadapalani Campus in association with National Institution for Quality and Reliability (NIQR) on 7th April, 2017. Shri. P. K. Aggarwal, National President - NIQR, New Delhi and Vice President - Corp. Quality, TAFE Ltd., was the chief guest and had delivered the inaugural address. During his address, he highlighted the importance on how the world is gradually migrating towards complete digitalization of the industries. Dr. K. Duraivelu, Dean (E&T), SRM Vadapalani campus felicitated the guests. A keynote address was delivered by Shri. K. Manikandan, Chairman - NIQR and Head - Sourcing Development, Ashok Leyland. Earlier, Dr. S. Karthikeyan, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, had welcomed the dignitaries, invitees and participants. The proceedings of the conference were launched by the dignitaries. Students from different Engineering colleges have participated and presented papers on the conference theme. Industrial professionals were invited to act as jury members in order to evaluate the paper presentation. Shri. S. Rajasekar, National Vice President - NIQR and CEO, Infant Engineers Pvt. Ltd delivered the valedictory address. During his address he shared how the concept of Industry 4.0 can be implemented in agricultural practices and industries. The best presented papers were awarded in the valedictory function on the same day. This conference was an event of grand success.