The 2011 Indian Federation Cup will be the 33rd season of the knock-out competition. On 13 August 2011 the AIFF announced that 21 clubs had been accepted to the tournament.
The tournament Qualifiers commence from September 8 to September 13 and Final Group Round quarterfinals start from September 17.The winner of this prestigious tournament will book their place in 2012 AFC Cup.
Brand Value Communications Ltd will be broadcasting all 27 final group phase matches of the 2011 Federation Cup through their channels News Time Bangla and News Time Assam in West Bengal and Assam respectively. On September 20, 2011 DD Sports announced that they will also telecast the Federation Cup matches starting with the two games that end the group phase on September 22, 2011. DD Sports will also air the semi-finals and Final live.