Dr. Salim was conferred the degree of Doctor of Civil Law Honoris Causa by the University of Mauritius.
"The primary role of the university is to impart knowledge. It is a place where one's mind is trained and challenged to independent thinking. It is a place where ideas should be nurtured and cross-pollinated generally through the process of learning. Like all the places which bring together the youth, universities are places where dynamism and political vibrancy are engendered - at times to the chargin of governments. But the primary objective of students is not and must not be the pursuit of political militancy for its sake alone. It must be in furtherance to the imperative of safeguarding the common good of society guided by a passionate yearning to promote justice within it."