BITS Pilani Postman Classroom Program
API, or Application Programming Interface, is a software-to-software interface that enables two applications to exchange data with each other. In a world increasingly dominated by digital, APIs are an integral part of our daily lives. They are a part of almost everything we do. Each time we use an app like Facebook, send an instant message or check the weather on our phone, we’re using an API!
APIs allow the line of business users and IT to leverage software and applications to increase productivity and improve the bottom line. From social collaboration tools to more innovative approaches to customer outreach, taking advantage of APIs can prove dividends within the enterprise.
To promote API Literacy and API-First Principles amongst BITS students, Postman, a BITS Alumnus startup turned Unicorn (and a Pioneer in API Industry), is offering an "API-based Programming Course" to all BITSians across all four campuses. The second round of the course offering shall start on Jan 25, 2022. The mode of the course shall be online with live lectures and tutorials for all the modules. and shall be free of cost! It shall give an opportunity to all BITSians to delve into API-based literacy, which is currently being offered to leading institutions globally!
The API-based programming course is a three module course with the following structure:
API 101: API Fundamentals
API 102: Building Workflows with APIs
API 103: Building Applications with APIs
Each module shall have 1-2 hours of lecture delivery, followed by an assignment
Tutorials hours for each module where students will get assistance to solve the assignments
Office hours for Postman for assistance in the completion of assignments
Self-paced with a recommended time of 4 weeks to complete
FREE of cost for all BITSIANs across all campuses
Open to students from all disciplines and batches
What will you get?
Free Access to Postman Enterprise License worth $828/year/user
Postman Student Expert Badge (on completion of additional student expert module)
Certificate of Course Completion (Printable Soft Copy only)
Opportunity to learn API-based programming that is currently being offered to leading institutions globally!
Mode of Delivery
Online Mode. Live lecture and tutorial sessions for every module (links given in the following sections)
Dates and Registration
Course Start Date: 25 January 2022
REGISTRATIONS CLOSED. Thank you for your overwhelming response!
Last Date to finish all three modules: 27 March 2022
Schedule of live Sessions
Live Lecture Sessions:
Jan 25, 2022 (6 PM IST): Kick-off Session (40 minutes)
Speakers: Dr. Jagat Sesh Challa (BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus)
Mr. Som Nath (Postman Team)
Click Here to watch the recording.
Jan 27, 2022 (6 PM IST): API 101 (1 hour)
Speaker: Dr. Angel Arul Jothi (BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus)
Feb 3, 2022 (6 PM IST): API 102 (1.5 hours)
Speaker: Dr. Jagat Sesh Challa (BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus)
Feb 12, 2022 (5 PM IST): API 103 (2 hours)
Speaker: Dr. Swaroop Joshi (BITS Pilani, Goa Campus)
Live Tutorial Sessions:
Tutorial 4: (API 103) 20 Feb 2022 (3-4 PM) Goa's recording
Tutorial 5: (doubt clearing) 27 Feb 2022 (3-4 PM)
Tutorial 6: (doubt clearing) 23 March 2022 (8 PM )
NOTE: Recordings of all the lecture and tutorial sessions shall be made available on this page, post-completion.
Some Additional Resources
Students can complete all three modules of the course with the help of live lectures and tutorial sessions that shall be conducted for each module. The recordings of the live sessions will be made available to all the registered students.
Students can also take the help of the video recordings (created by Postman) that are associated with each module over the Postman platform.
There will be online doubt clearing sessions (office hours) for each of the modules by the Postman team whose details will be shared with the registered students via email.
Students can also take the help of the discord community for queries related to the course modules. Here is the link: https://discord.gg/Fm9Mcz26QF
For all your queries related to course logistics, please write to email@example.com
The deadline to finish all three modules is March 27, 2022. Students who finish by the deadline shall be awarded the Certificate of Completion. The certificate shall be a printable PDF copy. We won't be issuing hard copies owing to COVID-19 protocols and minimizing paper usage.
Students who finish all three modules can apply for Postman Team License, whose details are given below.
Student Expert Badge
Students who complete all three modules of the API course can register for the student expert program. They can complete this additional student expert module and claim their Student Expert Badge.
The badge is a digital badge and shall be shared with you via email. This badge can be displayed over social media websites
Click Here to register.
Postman Team License
Students who complete all three modules of the API course are eligible to apply for the Postman Team License.
Click Here to know about the features of the Postman Team License.
The team license shall be activated on your BITS Pilani email IDs only.
Please fill in your respective campus-specific form to apply for the Postman Team License:
For all your queries, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the campus-specific Point of Contacts:
Pilani Campus: Dr. Jagat Sesh Challa (email@example.com) (Program Coordinator)
Goa Campus: Dr. Surjya Ghosh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hyderabad Campus: Dr. Venkatakrishnan Ramaswamy (email@example.com)
Dubai Campus: Dr. Angel Arul Jothi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Jagat Sesh Challa
Dr. Amitesh Singh Rajput
Dr. K Haribabu
Dr. Tanmaya Mahapatra
Dr. Sujya Ghosh
Dr. Vinayak Naik
Dr. Swaroop Joshi
Dr. Venkatakrishnan Ramaswamy
Prof. Chittaranjan Hota
Dr. Angel Arul Jothi