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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 was used as guest house by Kalsai rulers . In 1922 Ravi Sher Singh 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.
As of the 2001 India census, Dera Bassi had a population of 15,690. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dera Bassi has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80% and, female literacy is 72%. In Dera Bassi, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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. and one of the college is G.C.College dera bassi (Govt college)registered by Indian government.
Right now Derabassi is among few cities of Punjab which are on property spree and booming because of property sale.Many big names like ATS,SBP HOME,GULMOHAR CITY are making Derabassi there hub to launch there housing projects which is a good sign as development point of view.Mr N.K Sharma Current MLA and CPS from AKALI DAL BADAL is committed & facilitating better services in many ways to this region by providing monetary and other services to municipal corporation and other departments.
- Nowadays, Derabassi is became one of the best Real estate Hub for Builders and Investors like 
Vocation & distance education, MBA Institutes in Derabassi
- LPU Distance Education lovely professional university,PGDCA,BCA,MBA institute, SAI SERVICE Education above IDBI bank Barwala Chowk.
- Punjab Home Guards & Civil Defence Training Institute in village Sundraan, Tehsil Derabassi
- ARC IELTS and Spoken English Institute ISO 9001-2008
- Ranbir Rano, television serial set in Dera Bassi
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- SBP Housing Park Derabassi