Today’s corporate world is increasingly suffered with inexpert manpower as graduate employees lack interpersonal skills which plays an indispensable role in bonding with other professional groups and broader community. Since, employers are now more focused on interpersonal skills rather than Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), it is an irrefutable fact that imparting technical knowledge along with the knowledge of communicative competence in English takes a lion’s share in professional success. But the graduates are not ready to learn personality traits, behavioral changes, official demureness and decency to find a better place in their career. Proficiency in English communication does not come naturally to graduates in India as English is not their first language or the mother tongue. While inculcating English language, objectives and methods taught are mostly enabling the students to rewrite the learned or by hearted information and facts in written form of examination. It is painful to say that oral communication in English, a medium to express feelings and ideas, is not really given practice as the components to facilitate oral communication, although present, are not adequate. This can be achievable only through a proper strategy that is focused on imparting technical knowledge as well as improving effective communication and persuasive skills rather than emphasizing to incorporate a course on communication skills. This paper attempts to highlight such a strategy on communication skills for engineering students. Keywords: communication skills, English language, engineering students, behavioral changes, personality traits.