Dera Bassi is a city and a municipal council in Mohali district in the state of Punjab, India. Zirakpur comes under tehsil Dera Bassi. Dera Bassi is located on the Chandigarh – Delhi National Highway, 20 km from Chandigarh. It is strategically located near the boundary of Haryana, Himanchal Pradesh and Union territory of Chandigarh. The nearby sub town Lalru was once a famous market for red chili powder. The city and nearby area has eight engineering colleges, B.ed, paramedical and management Institutes.
The Dera Bassi town was formed from the early Kalsia state, whose headquarters were at Chhachhrauli. There was a big fort (now in ruins state) of Mughal era located at outskirts of Dera Bassi. It is used as guest house by Kalsai rulars . In 1922 Ravi Sher sings visited due bassi after his paramount as the monarch of Kalsai state. Earlier the town was under Patiala district, thereafter it has become a part of newly created Mohali district.
The main engineering institute in Dera Bassi is the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering & Technology (SSIET) founded in 1998. National Dental College and Hospital is a dental college at Gulabgarh, Derabassi.
The main industries in the region are:
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