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Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Chishti
Assistant Professor
English Linguistics

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
School of Natural Sciences, H-12 Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90855590

English Linguistics/Applied Linguistics

PhD, English Linguistics (NUML, Pakistan)

  • PhD In English Linguistics,2015.(NUML Islamabad)
  • M. A. In English,2003. (BZU Multan)     
​​​Teaching, Research & Work Experience:
  • Assistant ProfessorAssistant ProfessorAssistant Professor (Sep 2015-Present) ,School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology
  • Assistant Director Publication & CommunicationAssistant Director Publication & Communication (Jan 2012-Sep 2015), National University of Sciences and Technology
  • LecturerLecturer (Feb 2011- Jan 2012), Riphah International University, Islamabad
  • LecturerLecturer (Sep 2006-Feb 2011), HITEC, Taxila Cantt
  • Teacher English O’ levelsTeacher English O’ levelsTeacher English O’ levels (Mar 2005-Feb 2006, Feb 2004-Oct 2004), Bloomfield Hall School, D. G. Khan
  • Lecturer English & Coordinator (Oct 2004- Mar 2005), D. P. S. & College, D. G. Khan
  • Visiting FacultyVisiting Faculty, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Visiting Faculty, (Nov 2010-Apr 2011),  ​University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila
  • Visiting Faculty, (Sep 2016-Jan 2017) (Feb 2017-Jun 2017), Foundation University, Islamabad.
  • GEC (Guidance and Evaluation Committee) Member at Air University Islamabad, NUML Islamabad, International Islamic University Islamabad, Foundation University Islamabad, Riphah International University Faisalabad, SBK Women University Quetta. 
  • Actedas a ‘Judge’ for consecutive four years at All Pakistan Allama Iqbal Bilingual Declamation conducted by HEC
  • Acted as a 'Judge' at N2DC (NUST National Declamation Championship 2016)
  • Has the honour of acting as a ‘Judge’ in various inter-university Na’at & Debate Competitions
  • Has the honour of being selected in top 10 out of 3500 Contestants in a Reality Show ‘Anchor#1’ at Waqt TV which aimed at hunting for Anchor#1 among Pakistani YouthAn Article “An Insight into Sufi Beliefs” published in “The NUSTIAN”, Literary Magazine of NUST in 2012
  • Conducted National Seerat Conference at NUST twice as Master of the Ceremony
  • Under his mentorship as a Faculty Sponsor NUST Dramatics Club, NDC brought laurels to NUST by winning NUML Drama Festival 2017 and remaining runners-up at  GIKI All-Pakistan Performing Arts Competition 2017.
  • Topped in Husn-e-Na’at contests for consecutive four years in Punjab Boys Scouts Association
  • Topped in Debates for consecutive four years in Punjab Boys Scouts Association
  • Topped in Speech Contest in Pakistan Navy, COMKAR Command
  • Ex-Editor “NUSTXTRA”-Co-curricular Activities Supplement of National University of Sciences & Technology
  • An article “Excuse Me!” published in “The Literary Horizon”, a literary journal of BZU, D. G. Khan campus in 2003.
  • Was selected as Parade Commander in Z-Batch Passing-out Parade (Pak Navy) 
  • Certificate of Commendable Performance for Phenomenal Organization of Annual ECA as Programme Coordinator from HITEC Taxila Cantt.
  • Coordinated a mega programme on the former President of Pakistan Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s visit to HITEC, Taxila Cantt.
  • Coordinated a mega event on Mrs.Former Chief of Army Staff General Ishfaq Pervez Kiyani’s visit to HITEC
  • Wrote and directed a comical stage drama ‘Saraiki Language Course’ that was presented on Mrs. Former Chairman Joint Chief of Staff’s visit to HITEC, Taxila Cantt. 
  • Directed & staged Shakespearean Tragedy ‘Julius Caesar’ that was presented on Mrs. Former Chairman Joint Chief of Staff’s visit to HITEC, Taxila Cantt
Research Interests: 

  • Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Socio Linguistics
  • Pragmatics


MS(English Linguistics):
  • Atta-ur-Rehman (Foundation University Islamabad) 
  • Tahir Afzal (Foundation University Islamabad)
  • Maryam Tariq (Foundation University Islamabad)
  • Sadia Mueen (Foundation University Islamabad)​


Papers Published:​

S/No ​Reference
​1. M. I. Chishti, and S. A. Qadir, “Tracing “Local” Cultural and Ideological Dimensions in Schimmel’s Pain and Grace: A Critical Discourse Analysis”.  Kashmir Journal of Language Research. Volume 18 (1). pp 75-91(2015).(Categorized as a Y-Category Journal by HEC)
​2. ​M. I. Chishti, M. Aslam and A. Qadeer, “Subjective Stance, Embedded Ideological Clues and Social Representations in Schimmel’s Interpretations: A Critical Discourse Enquiry”. Bulletin of Education and Research. Vol.38 (||) pp 265-280 (2016). (Categorized as a Y-Category Journal by HEC)​
​3. ​​M. I. Chishti and M. Aslam, “Marked Cultural Cues, Folk Traditions and Social Representations Embedded within Schimmel’s As through a Veil”. NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. Vol. 14 (||) pp 55-69 (2016). (Categorized as a Y-Category Journal by HEC)

Paper Submitted:

S/No ​Reference
​1. A. Tahir,  M. I. Chishti. and A. Qadeer, “Role of Senior Colleagues in Socialization of Beginning English Teachers”.FWU Journal of Social Sciences. (Categorized as an X-Category Journal by HEC)
​2. ​A.Qadeer, W. Shehzad and M.I. Chishti, "Print Media Practices in the Representation of Political Discourse in Pakistan". NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry. (Categorized as a Y-Category Journal by HEC)
​3. ​A.Qadeer, A. Tahir and M. I. Chishti,"Role of Pakistani Media Discourse in Shaping the Public Perception through Linguistic Devices". Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences.(Categorized as a Y-Category Journal by HEC)​


 Undergraduate Courses:
  • English
  • Technical Writing​
  • Technical & Business Writing
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Professional Ethics 
Postgraduate Courses:
  • Research Methodology
MS English Linguistics (Evening Program Taught at Foundation University)
  • Language, Power and Ide​ntity